Take This Moment
Nominated for Album of the Year by the 2012 Portland Music Awards! Take this Moment.... The recent studio album by Portland, Oregon based project 'Will West & the Friendly Strangers' Blending Old-Time Roots and Bluegrass with a modern twist. The positive vibes and up-tempo grooves will keep your toes tapping and leave you feeling fine.... For the Album 'Take this Moment...' by Will West & the Friendly Strangers 'Fine stuff, like the delicate 'In a Dream', which contains an old-time country gospel feel. And there's the hollow-log swamp of 'Banjo Groove' and the lilting bluegrass and call-and-response of 'Everytime'. The Friendly Strangers are a formidable ensemble, boasting fiddles, banjos and mandolins, all guided by West's casual ringleading.' - Up & Coming! - Portland Mercury 'Singer-Songwriter Will West is Oregon-based, but Carolina born, and you can hear it in the warm, charming lilt of his easy going acoustic songs. West's tunes are probably best described as Folk, but can definitely hear some Southern Blues & Bluegrass influence in there, too.' - Ben Salmon - Bend Bulletin 'Understand' has been picked for KINK fm101.9 Locals Only Volume 4 ~ Summer 2011 Songs 'Understand' & 'New Shoes' have both been featured as KINK 101.9 Local Spotlights in Portland, Oregon.