The Moment with Brian Koppelman

John Moreland: 2/9/16

John Moreland: 2/9/16

The Moment with Brian Koppelman - February 9, 2016 - 47:55

John Moreland is a masterful singer-songwriter best known for his albums In the Throes (2013) and High on Tulsa Heat (2015). Fresh off his European tour with Jason Isbell, John joins us in the studio to talk about writing songs on the road and why nowadays, it’s more difficult to find the right melody than the right words (7:20). Plus, John describes how he first fell in love with music (12:20), why he chooses to not idolize the greats (31:15), and how his goal as a writer is to build what Bob Dylan would call “sturdy songs.” (34:00)Stick around at the end of the show for a performance of “Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland.And also, please check out John’s performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by clicking here.Topics mentioned:High on Tulsa Heat by John MorelandIn the Throes by John MorelandEarthbound Blues by John Moreland“Nobody Gives a Damn About Songs Anymore” by John Moreland“Shiny Happy People” by REM“Stand” by REM“White Flag” by John Moreland“Elephant” by Jason Isbell“Step Inside This House” by Lyle Lovett“One Headlight” by The Wallflowers“Rich Man’s War” by Steve Earle“Hearts Too Heavy” by John Moreland“Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars” by John MorelandHeartworn HighwaysDon’t Look BackOld No. 1 by Guy ClarkDublin Blues by Guy ClarkLive at The Old Quarter by Townes van ZandtRun the Jewels 1 & 2“Bad Liver and Broken Heart” by Hayes CarllWorld Gone Wrong by Bob Dylan“Sing Me Back Home” by Merle HaggardSon of AnarchyPeople mentioned:John MorelandEdgar CayceJason IsbellHarry NilssonTom PettyBruce SpringsteenJason MolinaLightnin’ HopkinsZZ TopGuy ClarkTownes van ZandtRed City RadioBanner PilotRandy NewmanAaron Lee TasjanJohn PrineChristian Lee HudsonToby KeithTwitter: @BrianKoppelmaniTunes:

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