Feb. 21: Taylor Guitars New Model Showcase Event
Mar. 3: Break It Down, Build It Up with West My Friend
Apr. 21: Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne in Concert
Oct. 5-7: Harp Seattle 2018

Break It Down, Build It Up: An Interactive Concert for School-Age Students

West My Friend, Victoria BC-based indie-roots band
Saturday, March 3
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ages 17 and under: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Accompanying adults get in free!

Dusty Strings is proud to present this interactive concert for school age students! West My Friend introduces school-age children to music that they’ve probably never heard but in many ways already know. Through guided listening and lots of participation, students 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! By the end, the audience will have written an original song of their very own, on the spot, with West My Friend.

Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, 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. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.

For questions or more information, please e-mail school@dustystrings.com or call (206) 634-1662.