West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
Grade Suitability: K -7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Fee Range: $860 - $960 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
West My Friend introduces student audiences to music that they've probably never heard but in many ways already know. Through guided listening and lots of participation, students will gain insight into how West My Friend's original songs are put together and discover that they already have the skills to write songs themselves!