John Fullbright en John Fullbright On World Cafe Folk singer <a href="" target="_blank">John Fullbright</a> got his start at the age of 16, playing at small venues in his native Oklahoma for tips and the occasional free meal. "I'd stand up there and play until my voice was gone, which sometimes would take three hours. Sometimes it'd take longer," Fullbright says. "But that's where I really learned to scream."<p>Fullbright sings with a raw howl, but he never loses control — countless hours spent performing have helped him refine the rough edges of his voice. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:48:00 +0000 37822 at John Fullbright On World Cafe Next: John Fullbright Hailing from Okemah, Okla., with a serious talent for writing Americana music, <a href="" target="_blank">John Fullbright</a> is often compared to <a href="" target="_blank">Woody Guthrie</a>. But Fullbright isn't riding on the coattails of the great folk artists who came before him; in fact, he describes himself as a songwriter, not just a musician, because he's determined to play his own music. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:31:00 +0000 27705 at Next: John Fullbright John Fullbright: The Man (And Album) Written In Oklahoma Okemah, Okla. — the birthplace of Woody Guthrie — has another musical native son to call its own. John Fullbright's recordings mix folk, country and blues, and his lyrics often tackle big-picture topics.<p>"I grew up with a lot of questions that couldn't really seem to be answered," Fullbright tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "Why are we here? Did some higher power make all of this? Did he make me? Sat, 05 May 2012 20:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 26807 at John Fullbright: The Man (And Album) Written In Oklahoma