John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat

  • July 11, 2015

Over the past few years some of the best emerging singer/songwriter talent has come out of Oklahoma: John Fullbright, Parker Millsap, and John Moreland. The 29 year old Moreland, a Tulsa denizen, is the oldest and arguably the most talented. On his third LP, High on Tulsa Heat, Moreland produced and did most of the instrumentation, which was executed on half the tracks by backing band comprised of John Calvin Abney, Kierston White, and Camille Harp, and others. The result is another rich set of gritty, self-reflective vignettes about mid-western blue-collar life. Album highlights include: uptempo, honky-tonk inspired numbers like “Sad Baptist Rain” and “High on Tulsa Heat”; the lonesome ballad “Cleveland County Blues”; and the heartbreaker “You Don’t Care for Me Enough to Cry.” Moreland is a gifted musician, and High On Tulsa Heat is definitely one of the top albums of the year! – Written by JFelton



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