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Portrait of Angi West

Angi West


About Angi West

Asheville, NC

It was the coaxing of calico dressed old mountain women, elementary school janitors, southern-Baptist preachers and opinionated uncles that convinced one small and slightly pitiful child that she was pretty damn special. Enough people told Angi West she could really sing, or win a heart or two, that she started to believe them. With an arsenal of learned confidence that is born of unwanted pity and disability, and a song for every season, Angi twists and turns through genres, always calling the songs back to the mountains and to a far off love of the early operatic melodies. Whatever the tag line to describe her music – post folk – Appalachian anti pop – operatic avant-garde folk rock – whimsical – she remains a slave to the melodies that move her, and writes straight from the loneliness and hope that surround everyone.

“The record's gifts are bestowed slowly, subtly; spend some time with it; because, while it may be anti-pop in the sense of going against the grain, it's never the antithesis of "pop." Rather, it's the very essence.” – Fred Mills - Blurt

“Angi West is a musician with such purity, both personally and professionally, that it is evident in her recordings and her live show, harnessed with the ease of sharing a glass of tea with a friend. She finds a rapport with her audiences where an infinite exchange is possible, feeds off her viewers as much as they do her, and it creates a delicate balance of deep appreciation.” – Lydia See – Mountain Xpress

“Angi West is ambitious, intelligent, and unafraid. She is also gracious, humble and kind. Of all her attributes, the one that stands out the most is the one that all of us could use a little more of. — Angi West has hope.” Amanda Brumfield – Pop Rock Candy Mountain

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