During his brief 30-minute set, Moreland ran through several of his best songs from last year's terrific High on Tulsa Heat (including "Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars" and "American Flags in Black & White"), the at-first diminutive audience building steadily as he played. And you know what? No one around me spoke to one another in the blistering afternoon sunshine. This reticent, static man and his guitar were simply mesmerizing.
During "God's Medicine" (with its aching refrain of "It's times like these I forget why I quit loving you") I watched a grown woman break right down and cry. It was a magical moment on a Friday afternoon.