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Will West & The Friendly Strangers and Groovy Wallpaper

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The Secret Society (map) Northeast
Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m. 2010 21+

Secret Society
$5

Tonight's show sees Will West and the Friendly Strangers sending Take This Moment... out into the world, a new full-length boasting West's trademark acoustic songwriting. Originally from North Carolina, the Portland resident has miles of American road under his belt—including some of the blander, strip-mall aspects, like the Jack Johnson shuffle of "Falling," from the new record. But there's also 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 and banjos and mandolins, all guided by West's casual ringleading. NED LANNAMANN

The Secret Society

116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-493-3600
Hours: Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
http://secretsociety.net

Venue Hours
  • Fri-Sat 5pm-1am Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am
Event Times
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  • Fri., Dec. 10, 9 p.m. 2010