John Moreland


SUNDAY, MAR. 15, 2020 | SOUTH ON MAIN [1304 Main St., Little Rock]

7:00 PM—The Oxford American is excited to welcome John Moreland to the South on Main stage! Doors open at 5:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. This show is a special addition to our 2019-2020 Concert Series and is made possible in part by Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 25 and are $30 (General Admission), $34 (Reserved), and $36 (Premium Reserved)—available via or (800) 293-5949.

Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland’s honesty has stunned––and stung. Today, his earthbound poetry remains potent, but in addition to his world-weary candor, Moreland’s music smolders with gentle wisdom, flashes of wit and joy, and compassion.

Out February 2020, his latest album, LP5, is a masterful display of songwriting by one of today’s best young practitioners of the art form. The album’s experimentations with instrumentation and sounds capture an artist whose confidence has grown, all without abandoning the hardy roots rock bed and the lyrics-first approach Moreland’s work demands.

When pressed about the hard-won wisdom and peace that seem to define LP5, Moreland is characteristically both direct and humble. “I definitely am wiser than I was five years ago––I guess anybody would hope to be wiser than they were five years ago,” he says with a laugh. “But I do feel more mellow. Settled. I don’t feel as antsy or think I’ve got to prove myself anymore. I feel really comfortable and free to just do what I want to do.”