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Carolina born songwriter Will West has called Portland, Oregon home since 2002. He performs solo acoustic and with variations of a band called The Friendly Strangers.
The band has been cruising along after the release of their second studio album called "Sunshine" in July 2012. A genre bending mix of acoustic folk, roots, jazz & pop.
The title track "Sunshine" has been featured on KINK fm101.9 & KNRK fm94.7. "Cry to Sleep" was picked for "song of the week" by KZME fm107.1 in the Portland area.
Will West & The Friendly Strangers released their first album called "Take this Moment" in January of 2011. The album was nominated for "Album of the Year" by the 2012 Portland Music Awards. Songs have been featured on KINK FM101.9 and KZME FM107.1 in the greater Portland area. "Understand" was featured on the KINK FM Locals Only Sampler Volume 4 during the summer of 2011.