Thursday, May 3, 2012
Will West & Tanner Cundy
All ages welcome
Will West & Tanner Cundy
From old-time bluegrass and folk music to experimental acoustic grooves, Will West & Tanner Cundy bring a fun, up-tempo acoustic sound to Eagle Time Thursdays. West performs on guitar, vocals, harmonica, looping station and percussion, while Tanner brings guitar, vocals, and bass to the mix.
They'll trade off tunes throughout the set, while offering a nice blend of original music and variations of familiar cover tunes. Each week will be a little bit different, with guest band mates and new songs. The vibes are sure to be comfortable and fun, just what's needed to unwind on a Thursday evening.....
About Will West:
Carolina-born songwriter Will West performs with a rotation of acoustic musicians called The Friendly Strangers. They feature an array of fantastic Portland players on banjo, cello, mandolin, horns, percussion and other surprises. Together they create a signature acoustic sound blending old-time roots and folk influences with modern inspirations and positive vibes.
About Tanner Cundy:
Performer/songwriter Tanner Cundy is a longtime member of The Friendly Strangers Band. He plays a unique style of left-handed guitar and bass in which he keeps his instruments strung in a right-handed fashion, creating a unique rhythmic style and lead sound.
More about Will West & the Friendly Strangers:
Will West & the Friendly Strangers released their debut album called Take this Moment in January of 2011. Songs have been featured on KINK FM101.9 and KZME FM107.1 in the greater Portland area. The song "Understand" was featured on the KINK FM Local's Only Sampler Volume 4 in the summer of 2011. The album was recently launched as a new station on Pandora Radio.
"The Friendly Strangers are a formidable ensemble, boasting fiddles, banjos and mandolins, all guided by West's casual ringleading" -The Portland Mercury, Up&Coming
"He incorporates rootsy, acoustic folk with a bluesy, almost hip-hop-like sense of rhythm. West is a funky, acoustic pop songsmith with a flair for lyricism and rich melodies." -Post & Courier (Charleston, SC)
"West's clean guitar and polished voice feel like warm sunshine through a car window." - Independent Weekly (Raleigh, NC)
"A favorite of those Delta blues/folk lovin' Types. Never performing a song the same way twice. This crooner is a storyteller with a soft touch. Check him out. " - Willamette Week