Moreland makes national TV debut tonight
Monday, February 1, 2016
– John Moreland makes his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.
The show airs at 11:35 p.m. eastern on CBS.
Moreland's current album, "High On Tulsa Heat," was released last April to much praise.
Upcoming Moreland tour dates are:
Feb. 18 The Kessler @ Dallas, TX
Feb. 19 Cactus Cafe @ Austin, TX
Feb. 20 Jack's Bar @ San Antonio, TX
Feb. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Feb. 23 The Troubadour @ Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 25 Tap It Brewing @ San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 26 Noise Pop 2016 @ San Francisco, CA
Feb. 28 Doug Fir @ Portland, OR
March 1 Tractor Tavern @ Seattle, WA
March 2 Main Street Studios @ Walla Walla, WA
March 4 The State Room @ Salt Lake City, UT
March 6 Daniels Hall @ Denver, CO
March 8 Barleycorn's @ Wichita, KS
March 10 Peacemaker Music Series @ Fort Smith, AR
April 1 George's Majestic Lounge @ Fayetteville, AR **
April 2 The Castle Theatre @ Bloomington, IN **
April 3 Codfish Hollow Barnstormers @ Maquoketa, IA **
April 5 Orpheum Theater @ Sioux Falls, SD **
April 6 Majestic Theater @ Madison, WI **
April 7 Eccentric Cafe @ Kalamazoo, MI **
April 8 Beachland Ballroom @ Cleveland, OH **
April 9 The Adelphia (at the Gallery) @ Marietta, OH **
April 10 @ Fed Live @ Harrisburg, PA **
April 12 Skully's Music Diner @ Columbus, OH **
April 13-14 Off Broadway @ St. Louis, MO **
June 2-5 Nelsonville Music Festival @ Nelsonville, OH
June 9-12 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
** With Lucero
CD reviews for John Moreland
Big Bad Luv
John Moreland sings songs about love, mostly desperate love - like the variety sung of during The Band-esque "Love is Not an Answer" - on "Big Bad Luv." Via the latter, he confesses, "I don't need an answer/I need you." Yes, he wants love, but he needs connection.
Moreland's sound is more roots rock than traditional country, but it's nevertheless an appealing sonic stew. His backing band sounds a little The Grateful Dead-y during the rolling »»»
High on Tulsa Heat
Here is a strong songwriter scene which focuses more on poetic lyrics and beautiful music than charts. It is the difference between East Nashville coffeehouses and downtown's tourist row of cover bands. Artists like Sturgill Simpson and Cory Branan provide an escape from the mainstream chart toppers. From this stubbornly resilient anti-scene comes John Moreland, the latest deep songwriter with a punk pedigree.
On his latest full length, Moreland, an Okie, pens a dark collection of heart »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton places trust in power of song
Chris Stapleton's unlikely mainstream country popularity has graduated the scruffy singer/songwriter from large theaters to the hockey stadiums, and one had to wonder how much this audience growth would affect his performing style. If tonight is any indicator, though, it hasn't changed much.
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Concert Review: It's no wonder that 10 String Symphony stays busy
To say that Rachel Baiman has been busy might be an understatement. Last year, she released the very fine "Shame" CD and toured behind that. Just last month, she and musical collaborator Christian Sedelmyer put out their third album, "Generation Frustration," under the moniker 10 String Symphony.
The two were on an ultra-short tour... »»»
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