James McMurtry & John Moreland at Skully’s Music-Diner

9:00 pm - 11:30 pm


“If we don’t bleed, it don’t feel like a song,” Oklahoma songwriter John Moreland sings on “Old Wounds,” a standout track from his most recent album, 2017′s Big Bad Luv (4AD).

As Moreland wrote “Old Wounds,” he examined his own creative process. Why did he have to bleed to make it feel like a song? Why do people put themselves through the ringer to create? And is that self-torture necessary?

“I don’t know if I have a concrete answer, but I’ve learned that I don’t have to do that,” Moreland said recently by phone. “It’s OK to chill and be happy.”

Excerpt from Columbus Alive! Feature interview: John Moreland at Skully’s

Advance Tickets: $22
Day of Show: $25
All Ages-Under 21 pays an additional $2 at the door.
Tickets available at Magnolia Thunderpussy Records

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