By Outer Banks Voice on January 18, 2014
Alternative group Wild Cub took the stage Tuesday in New York as musical guest on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The Nashville-based quintet includes drummer John “Dabney” Morris, a 2002 graduate of Manteo High School.
Wild Cub’s album, Youth, was released the same day. Thunder Clatter, a single from the album, has occupied the No. 1 spot on satellite radio’s Alt Nation for five weeks, outpolling such artists as Arcade Fire, Lorde and Bastille.
Morris’ band in high school was One Truth Freedom. He went on to Appalachian State University, where he wrote and produced his album Songs From a Broken Violin.
After moving to Nashville, Morris produced two more records, writing many of the songs and performing in all of them. Previously, he toured with other Nashville-based artists, including Madi Diaz, whose songs have been featured on television shows, including Army Wives.
He produced Youth, which was written by Wild Cub founders Jeremy Bullock and Keegan DeWitt. DeWitt has also written several film scores. Two of the films will be featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
(Editor’s note: Morris is the son of Outer Banks Voice editor and co-owner Rob Morris.)