Each steered south from the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shores of Los Angeles, the five members of Nor'wester joined forces in the Summer of 2006. Realizing a common affinity for the folk tradition, they set forth to re-expose the L.A. masses to the relevancy of traditional music. They dug deep into the canon of traditional Americana, and put their own unique spin on some well-worn and timeless tunes. Their appreciation for honest and unfettered songwriting, and an eclectic range of influences shaped the sound of their originals. Their debut, full-length recording, features David Fine on drums, Richard Parmerter on bass; the acoustic guitar, slide guitar, and vocal stylings of Ned Hosford, lead electric guitar work by Ellis Hawes, and the whiskey-chocolate vocal finesse of Patrick Dunnam. Nor'wester's songs, at once lighthearted in their appearance and poignant in their meaning, span a broad spectrum of style and emotion, but always stay honest.
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