Canadian folk music has been gaining increasing attention in recent years with a number of acts surfacing who promote an organic style of playing. West My Friend is a fine example of this genre, with the quartet delivering a strong release on these twelve tracks.
Guitar, mandolin, accordion and bass form a potent mix with additional piano, percussion and pump organ showing up in just the right measure on various songs. The arrangements are full of colour and personality with the clear vocal delivery of all four band members forming into a strong unit.
West My Friend released their first full-length album, Place, in 2011 and it received multiple award nominations. This second release ranges in scope from intimate moments to the use of strings, trumpet, flugelhorn and brass arrangements that showcase the musicianship and multi-instrumental abilities of this promising young band.