Saturday, July 15, 2023

Will West & The Friendly Strangers

The Druthers

8 pm

$15 advance, $15 at the door
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Will West & The Friendly Strangers

Modern folk

Will West & The Friendly Strangers

The longtime Portland based songwriter Will West relocated to his home state of North Carolina in early 2020.  He's getting the band back together for a reunion show at The White Eagle Saloon.  For this special event, the band will feature Tanner Cundy (guitar), Jeff Simpson (trumpet, keys), Julio Appling (upright bass), Chad Kimbler (mandolin) and Don Henson (drums, percussion, xylophone).  Together they'll take you on a lively sonic adventure through elements of Americana, Pop & Bluegrass with a psychedelic touch.  
This show should Sell Out - Advance Tickets are encouraged.  

Will West & The Friendly Strangers have released 3 albums.  
"Take this Moment" (2011)
"Sunshine" (2012)
"Live Vol 1" (2017)

In 2010 he began to form a band of stellar musicians called The Friendly Strangers.  Live shows are engaging and fun for all ages.  They often perform live in various Trios and Quartet line-ups, but they'll bring out the 6-piece party band for special events and festivals.

Will West has just started to get into the NW Festival Circuit with recent performances at Wildwood Musicfest, Juniper Jam, Pinefest, Brewcamp & Manzanita Music Festival. They've shared the stage with Ryan Montbleau, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Vintage Trouble, The Lumineers, Fruition, Dirty Revival, Scott Pemberton, Cascade Crescendo, Poor Man's Whiskey, The Druthers, Lewi Longmire and many more over the past 10 yrs.  


The Druthers

Heart-sweeping folk/pop

The Druthers

The Druthers make heart-sweeping folk/pop with his and hers harmony. This magnetic Portland, OR six-piece is defined by the unmistakable voices of their two lead singers-the open, weathered rasp that is his (Kirk Duncan) and the whisper-to-wail force that is hers (Erin Adkisson). The pair is accented by a song-serving flurry of trumpet, piano, organ, guitars, drums and bass that evokes the likes of Swell Season and the Civil Wars, and lives somewhere between Ben Harper and Ray Lamontagne. Unmerciful, heartbreaking, uplifting and full of grace, The Druthers make moving music. They are now touring in support of their new self-produced CD, Everyday Ghost


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