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Will West & The Friendly Strangers / Press

"The album (Sunshine) brings a blend of musical flavors, adding new dimensions to their well known and well loved acoustic/folk sound."

KZME fm107.1 "song of the week"

"The new album Sunshine, will surprise and delight. Yes, the mandolins and banjos are still there, but so are several unexpected sounds."

Inessa - KINK fm101.9

“Nominated for 'Best Male Artist'”

2012 Portland Music Awards

“Nominated for Album of the Year 'Take this Moment' by Will West & The Friendly Strangers.”

2012 Portland Music Awards

“The Friendly Strangers are a formidable ensemble, boasting fiddles and banjos and mandolins, all guided by West's casual ringleading.”

Up & Coming! - The Portland Mercury

“A favorite of those Delta Blues/Folk lovin' Types. Never performing a song the same way twice. This crooner is a storyteller with a soft touch. Check him out.”

Headout Recomendation - Willamette Week (Portland, Oregon)

“Uplifting. A warm, comfortable sound.”

Beth Clyman - KINK fm102 Local Spotlight (Portland, OR)

“A Rhythmic adventure... a light rail through beat town... you just may get distracted and miss your stop.”

Henry Hallet - Simple Folk KXCI fm91.3 (Tucson, AZ)

“Comfort & Soul”

Angela Cruz - Encore Magazine (Wilmington, NC)

“He brings smoothness to the singer/songwriter genre that creates something a bit more transitory than simple emotive storytelling.”

Thomas Szewc - Indie-Music.com

“West's clean guitar and polished voice feel like warm sunshine through a car window. ”

Andrew Richkey - Independent Weekly (Raleigh, NC)

“He incorporates rootsy, acoustic folk with a bluesy, almost hip-hop-like sense of rhythm. West is a funky, acoustic pop songsmith with a flare for lyricism and rich melodies. ”

Matthew Godbey - Post & Courier (Charleston, SC)