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

Previous events

Date Event Location
John Westmoreland 2nd Wind, Carrboro NC 2nd Wind, Carrboro NC
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community Carol Woods Retirement Community
John Westmoreland, Tony Williamson & Diali Cissokho Arcana, Durham NC Arcana, Durham NC
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
performance w/Kaira Ba The Roosters Wife, Aberdeen, NC The Roosters Wife, Aberdeen, NC
John Westmoreland The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill NC The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill NC
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill
Performance w/ Kaira Ba Wilson Co. Public Library, Wilson NC Wilson Co. Public Library, Wilson NC
John Westmoreland at Bernaroo Fest New Bern NC New Bern NC
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
Performance w/Kaira Ba The African World Peace Festival, Fayetteville NC The African World Peace Festival, Fayetteville NC
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Ramkat, Winston Salem NC The Ramkat, Winston Salem NC
"Routes" Album release show with Kaira Ba Duke Gardens, Durham NC Duke Gardens, Durham NC
John Westmoreland Carol Woods Retirement Community Carol Woods Retirement Community
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC The Isis Music Hall, Asheville, NC
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Fire, Philidelphia, PA The Fire, Philidelphia, PA
Performance w/Kaira Ba The Shrine, Harlem The Shrine, Harlem
performance w/Kaira Ba The Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Princeton, NJ The Summer Courtyard Concert Series, Princeton, NJ
John Westmoreland Carolina Meadows Retirement Community Carolina Meadows Retirement Community
Westmoreland at The Station The Station, Carrboro, NC The Station, Carrboro, NC