Wednesday - Feb 07, 2024 7:00PM
Legendary singer/songwriter John Moreland returns for a special night of music! This will be a seated show with only 50 tickets available, Chris Staples will open the show at 7 pm, $35 per ticket.
Moreland doesn't have the answers, and he's not sure anyone does. But he's still curious, basking in the comfort of a question, and along the way, those of us listening feel moved to ask our own. I don't ever want to sound like I have answers, because I don't, he says. These songs are all questions. Everything I write is just trying to figure stuff out.
The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Fresh Air, Paste, GQ, and others have embraced Moreland's meditative songs, while performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS This Morning, NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and more have introduced Moreland to millions. And yet, while the Tulsa-based Moreland is grateful for the respect and musical conversation he's now having with people around the world, he is also more focused on the idea of just talking to one person or even himself. Through the years, I've felt like I'm increasingly talking to myself in my songs, more and more, he says. Maybe in the past, I wasn't aware of it, but now, I am. I think doing that has helped me be less hard on myself, which makes me more generous and compassionate in general.
Letting things just be what they are is a powerful guiding force for Moreland, determining not just how he interacts with others, but how he treats himself. When you remove boundaries and instead of holding back parts of yourself when you say, Okay, I'm going to put all of me into this, Moreland says, "You end up making music that nobody else could make."