John Moen

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John Moen
The Decemberists at Yale, 28 April 2009 - 80.JPG
Moen after performing with The Decemberists (2009)
Background information
BornBrainerd, Minnesota, U.S.
OriginSalem, Oregon, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, folk rock, baroque pop
Occupation(s)Musician, producer
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, guitar, organ, banjo, melodica

John Moen is a musician and member of The Decemberists, Black Prairie, Boston Spaceships, Eyelids, and Perhapst. Moen has played the drums since he was 15 years old.[1]

Prior to joining The Decemberists, Moen played with over 20 bands including singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, Heatmiser, The Jicks,[2] Cavemanish Boys, The Dharma Bums, The Minus 5, and the Maroons. Moen has worked with Decemberists side project Black Prairie.

Moen was born in Brainerd, Minnesota and raised in Salem, Oregon. He has one child.[3]


  1. ^ "The Decemberists". Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Pollard's Still Got It". Retrieved February 18, 2010.
  3. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Perhapst". Yellow Bird Project. February 27, 2009. Archived from the original on April 28, 2015.

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