John Moreland (USA)

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John Moreland (USA)

Fredag 23. august: Telt 1: 19:30
Music Programme 2019

He has Oklahoma tattooed on his knuckles, should he ever forget where he comes from. John Moreland is a product of the same dusty state as Woody Guthrie. Comparisons between the two are natural, but not sufficient. John Moreland plays fine fingerstyle guitar, and many of his songs are reminiscent of Woody Guthrie’s. But listening to John Moreland’s recordings you meet hard-hitting rock’n’roll and melifluous country tones, more like Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen in the early 70s. When John Moreland last played Tønder Festival, in 2017, he mesmerised his audience, and many’s the tear was discreetly wiped away at the end of his show. On stage he was open and honest, some songs celebrating love, some full of the bitterness of loss. This time, John Moreland will be joined on stage by guitarist John Calvin Abney, who, as well as playing guitar on John Moreland’s two latest albums, Big Bad Luv and High on Tulsa Heat, also has a career as a solo musician, with several albums to his name. His only Danish festival concert in 2019