Will West Single Release Celebration w/The Druthers

Will West Single Release Celebration w/The Druthers

Fri, November 23, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Will West & The Friendly Strangers - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Will West & The Friendly Strangers
Hailing from rural eastern North Carolina, Will West moved to Portland, Oregon in the Summer of 2002. From his humble beginnings busking on downtown Portland sidewalks and performing at open-mics, Will has been on a steady rise in this rich NW music scene.

In 2010 he began to form a band of stellar musicians called Will West & The Friendly Strangers. Together they create a signature blend of Modern Folk, Roots, Groove, Pop and Bluegrass with a Psychedelic edge. Live shows are engaging and fun for all ages. They perform live as 4 to 6-piece ensembles.

Line-ups include:
Tanner Cundy on guitar,
Don Henson on percussion system & synths,
Skip vonKuske on cello & mandolin,
Julio Appling on upright bass,
Jeff Simpson on trumpet & keys
Recent guests:
Chad Kimbler on mandolin
Benjamin Kohen on bass
with special guests....
The Druthers - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
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 the music of Ben Harper and Ray Lamontagne. Unmerciful, heartbreaking, uplifting and full of grace, The Druthers make moving music.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212