For over seven years guitarist and songwriter John Westmoreland has been a cornerstone of the NC based band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, who continue to wow audiences in the United States and across the Atlantic in Senegal with their fiery brand of West-African Griot Fusion. Now John is stepping forward to produce a debut album of his own original songs, "Cast Fire" set to be released in October. A professional musician and teacher who has performed regionally, nationally and internationally, John's guitar playing is masterful on both the electric and nylon string guitar. As a songwriter he lets influences of Americana, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Classical weave together naturally into an evocative body of work. 

The music of "Cast Fire" is also featured on the soundtrack to the 2017 award winning documentary "Staring Down Fate."

 
 

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"Cast Fire" the debut album coming in October 2018!

"Cast Fire" the debut album coming in October 2018!

Staring Down Fate garners awards and accolades from film festivals. Original music written and recorded by John Westmoreland

Staring Down Fate garners awards and accolades from film festivals. Original music written and recorded by John Westmoreland

Date Event Location
Westmoreland plays The Pinhook w/Will Ridenour and Gabriel Pelli opening The Pinhook, Durham, NC The Pinhook, Durham, NC
Westmoreland (trio) House concert  
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill
Performance with Kaira Ba accompanied & The Mallarme Orchestra Motorco, Durham Motorco, Durham
Westmoreland (trio) Mystery Brewing Co., Hillsborough Mystery Brewing Co., Hillsborough
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community Carol Woods Retirement Community
John Westmoreland solo performance at The Healing Touch Practitioners Association community day San Diego, CA San Diego, CA
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill
Westmoreland at The Station The Station, Carrboro, NC The Station, Carrboro, NC
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
performance w/Kaira Ba The Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Princeton, NJ The Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Princeton, NJ
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Shrine, Harlem The Shrine, Harlem
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Fire, Philidelphia, PA The Fire, Philidelphia, PA
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC The Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community Carol Woods Retirement Community
"Route" Album release show with Kaira Ba Duke Gardens, Durham Duke Gardens, Durham
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Ramkat, Winston Salem The Ramkat, Winston Salem
Performance w/Kaira Ba The African World Peace Festival, Fayetteville The African World Peace Festival, Fayetteville