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John Moreland

John Moreland Kris Payne
The Extraordinary Songwriting of John Moreland

Our World Cafe: Next artist is John Moreland is a singer-songwriter from Oklahoma. Photos reveal he is a big bear of a man. He has just released his second Americana album music called High On Tulsa Heat. Before turning to songwriting he was in a metal band. There is a bunch of pain in the lyrics of this great batch of songs. We'll play two for you from one of the most talked about Americana artists of the year thus far. Get our World Cafe: Next download at

Session Setlist
High On Tulsa Heat
Cleveland County Blues

Recent Release: High On Tulsa Heat
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Label: Old Omens