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What's Happening Since "Words Of a Friend" Was Released - and Thank you!!

Lots has happened since the last time I posted to Reverb. My album, Words Of a Friend, has done very well. It took me to the National Traditional Country Music Association where the Rural Roots Music Commission awarded it Traditional Folk Album of the year for 2013. It took me to Milwaukee to compete in the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Series. It caught the attention of an old-school ragtime, folk and blues expert, Doug MacKenzie. He offered to begin a musical partnership and we headed to his hometown in Upstate New York. We did open stages at Old Songs Festival and Caffe Lena and got reacquainted with the folk scene there and at Arthur's Public Market in Schenectady, where we played two gigs with my old music partner from Maryland, Lya Kehn., and had a New York fiddler, Mike Jarboe, sit in on some tunes. Doug and I recorded 58 tracks in October at Arabica and Velvet Brick Studios and these are in process to be published this year. We played with Rush River Ramblers for a square dance, and we had our first "posh gigs" - playing to wonderful houses at Widespot Performing Arts, and also at Acoustic Cafe. Thanks for staying in touch!!

New CD release planned in March

I have a new cd coming out, "Words Of a Friend." It includes original and traditional pieces, and new songs written by friends. On it I play guitar and sing, and have some talented folks sitting in with other instruments. The album will be available around St. Patrick's Day.

I perform a great deal around Western Wisconsin. My events can be found via Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/suewestwisconsin

My older cds of my songwriting can be purchased through CDBaby and most digital services. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/suewest1

Thank you for visiting my page! If you see a local performance or hear a recording, I would really appreciate your comments and feedback.