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."