Coffee Houses


June 2018        Featured act: West My Friend 

The Cowichan Folk Guild is thrilled to close out the first half of the 2018 coffeehouse season with the award-winning Victoria band West My Friend. Playing as a trio these days, West My Friend presents some of the finest original folk being created on the Island right now. 
Their unique brand of “chamber-folk” brings us some brilliantly literate songwriting, fine vocal harmonies, and truly stellar musicianship. Their music features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences.  The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy, and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity.
Quiet Hum, produced by Canadian mainstay David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Pharis & Jason Romero) is the third outing from West My Friend since the band formed at the turn of the decade. Its 2012 debut, Place, garnered several nominations, including “Roots Album of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the Vancouver Island Music Awards. Its follow-up, 2014’s When The Ink Dries, was nominated for the Oliver Schroer “Pushing The Boundaries” Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and received the Readers’ Choice award for “Best New Sound of 2014” at Sleeping Bag Studios.
We hope you can join us on June 9th for the final CFG Coffeehouse of the season prior to the Islands Folk Festival. The Coffeehouse concerts will resume once again on the second Saturday in September (the 8th).   
Saturday June 9th
Duncan United Church
246 Ingram St. Duncan 
Doors at 7pm 
Open stage at 7:30, followed by our featured artist. 
Tickets $10 at the door only.  $5 for CFG members. 
Free for open stage performers (space permitting)
Find Kelly to sign up for the open stage.