Will West & the Friendly Strangers
June 12, 2012, 3:43 pm
The new album Sunshine
, will surprise and delight. Yes, the mandolins and banjos are still there, but so are several unexpected sounds.
WILL WEST and the FRIENDLY STRANGERS
The new album Sunshine will get the release party Thursday June 14 at Mississippi Studios. Full band on board, with some surprise guests. More on the show HERE.
Will dropped by this afternoon for a chat about some of the new directions he is taking the sound, summer plans, and how to listen to music for deepest effect! LISTEN BELOW.
The Portland Mercury has a perfect description of Will West and The Friendly Strangers:"..a formidable ensemble, boasting fiddles, banjos and mandolins, all guided by West's casual ringleading."
Now, at year's end, Will has already begun working up new material. And amped up the volume, used a full drum kit for the first time, in his recording process.
There are many cozy shows in the coming days of late December, including that White Eagle all-ages Thursday "happy hour" gig. Check out the schedule HERE.
That notebook on the right is Will's place for any idea that strikes. We should all carry one!
Will dropped by our studios on this late December afternoon. We talked about the special Portland vibe and creative space everyone has to work in. And what does year-end have to offer, and what will 2012 bring...And that FREE download Will mentions is available HERE.