Thursday, August 1, 2013
WEST MY FRIEND is rootsy indie folk coming out of the beautiful West Coast of BC. Mandolins, accordions, double basses, guitars, and four-part harmonies backed up by music degrees from UVic come together to form something unique and ear-catching. West My Friend has emerged as a unique voice in Victoria's music scene with their sonically adventurous approach to music that is a key part of a growing movement of the new generation of grass-roots folk music taking place in Victoria, Vancouver and across British Columbia. West My Friend recently released their first full-length album "Place" that garnered multiple award nominations (including "Roots Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the Vancouver Island Music Awards). 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. West My Friend is Eden Oliver (vocals, guitar, flute) Alex Rempel (mandolin, vocals,) Jeff Poynter (accordion, vocals) Adam Bailey (bass,vocals).