A career musician and teacher who’s performed nationally and internationally, John Westmoreland's guitar playing is masterful on both the electric and nylon string guitar. His voice is a deep baritone and his songwriting weaves together elements of Americana, folk, world music, jazz, and blues into an evocative tapestry of sound. In addition to performing original songs, he is also working on a research and recording project based on the music and poetry of his ancestor, T-bone Slim- a mysterious hobo songwriter and poet who was a legendary figure in the labor movement.

John's debut album "Cast Fire" is available for purchase and streaming on all major platforms, and can also be heard on the soundtrack to the award winning documentary "Staring Down Fate.

 

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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 The Local Culture Hostel & Cafe, Jyväskylä, Finland The Local Culture Hostel & Cafe, Jyväskylä, Finland
Faculty Presentation Dep. of Music, Art & Cultural Studies University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
John Westmoreland w/ The Fabulous M Street All stars Juttutupa, Helsinki, Finland Juttutupa, Helsinki, Finland
John Westmoreland w/ The Fabulous M Street All Stars Storyville Terrace, Helsinki, Finland Storyville Terrace, Helsinki, Finland
John Westmoreland WTF Bar & Kitchen, Mikkeli, Finland WTF Bar & Kitchen, Mikkeli, Finland
John Westmoreland Ravintola Tirra , Lahti Ravintola Tirra , Lahti
John Westmoreland O'Connell's Irish Pub, Tampere O'Connell's Irish Pub, Tampere
John Westmoreland- Valkeakoski Fest Salakapakka, Valkeakoski, Finland Salakapakka, Valkeakoski, Finland
John Westmoreland Siuro Koski-Barri, Nokia Siuro Koski-Barri, Nokia
John Westmoreland Hotel Kilpis, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland Hotel Kilpis, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland
John Westmoreland Hotel Kilpis, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland Hotel Kilpis, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba at Arts Splash High Point University, High Point, NC High Point University, High Point, NC
John Westmoreland The Rooster's Wife, Aberdeen The Rooster's Wife, Aberdeen
 —  — Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba at Ocrafolk Ocracoke, NC Ocracoke, NC
John Westmoreland The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC
Kaira Ba w/ Tony Williamson Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, NC Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden, Kernersville, NC
 —  — John Westmoreland at SERFA Conference Chatanooga, TN Chatanooga, TN
Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba at Shakori Hills Grassroots Fest Silk Hope, NC Silk Hope, NC
John Westmoreland Petra's Piano Bar, Charlotte Petra's Piano Bar, Charlotte
"Cast Fire" Album release w/ Tony Williamson, Charly Lowry, & Grand Shores Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw