West My Friend
(Cascadian third-wave indie progressive chamber folk-roots)
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy
arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, the Barenaked Ladies, Joanna Newsom, the Beach Boys, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canadas west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music. With performances ranging from the Edge of the World Music Festival to the West End Cultural Centre to the Copenhagen Folk Club and everywhere in between, West My Friends commitment to creating original indie-roots music always catches hold of audiences. The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy, and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity. Their diversity in taste and influences and a keen interest in both traditional sounds and innovation leads to
constant exploration of new sounds that places them as a distinctive voice in the landscape between Canadian folk and indie-pop.
With Sarah Ells on guitar and Daniel Fish on mandolin, youll go back in time to hear traditional harmonies and simple melodies from the roots of Bluegrass, Country, and Old-time music.
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2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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