John Moreland / Courtesy photo
One of the hottest acts in Americana will perform in Fayetteville next month.
Tulsa songwriter John Moreland is coming back to town for a show at George’s on Tuesday, July 11.
Moreland has been hailed by critics for years, but has recently been enjoying some more mainstream success. He performed a goosebump-inducing solo version of “Break My Heart Sweetly” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back last February. His new album, recorded at Little Rock’s Lucky Dog Studios, Big Bad Luv was released in May, and has been drawing raves from critics and fans. Country star Miranda Lambert shows up at his shows, and has called him her favorite writer.
Last week, GQ magazine called him the new face of folk rock.
Despite being based just a couple hours from here in Tulsa, Moreland really hasn’t played Fayetteville much until recently. His first show in town was at Nightbird Books in 2013, but he appeared at Fayetteville Roots Festival in 2015, and came back for an encore performance last year. He also played George’s last April with Lucero.
Moreland has typically played Fayetteville as a solo artist, but his latest album release features more full band work. In fact, while he worked on the record in Little Rock, members of touring acts like Dawes, and Shovels & Rope dropped by to add their voices to the record. We’re not sure if he’ll be solo, or touring with a band this time around.
Fellow songwriter Travis Linville will open the show.
Tickets are $12, on sale now at George’s ticketing site.