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Week of September 3rd | Special Guest John Fullbright | Playlist

John Fullbright

This week on Art of the Song we visit with John Fullbright. The great American songwriter, Jimmy Webb says, “I have no doubt that in a short time, John Fullbright will be a household name in American music.” John was raised and still resides in Okemah, Oklahoma, a hometown he shares with Woody Guthrie. Music was a staple of the Fullbright household, mostly in the form of the family’s diverse and treasured album collection. The early pull of music was intense; he started playing piano at age 5, later picking up the guitar. John Fullbright is a young man who finds love, beauty and pain in the here and now, but skepticism and disdain for those who would take advantage of the dreams of those hoping for a better world. We spoke with John in front of a live audience at the Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma. [Visit John's website]