LADY & WEST
Lady & West is a musical duo that puts a lot of emphasis on the “&” – on the alchemy they discovered in working, living, writing and playing together.
About their yin-yang name: “Lady” refers to the melodic, delicate, perhaps more civilized side of life, while “West” is the groovy, muddy, below-the-horizon half of things. What happens when those pieces come together is what they find inspiring, and where they found their sound.
The band’s influences range from American Blues and Art Song, to the likes of Jack Kerouac, Henry David Thoreau, Neil Young, William Blake, Bert Jansch, Muddy Waters, and Paul and Linda McCartney. As with many artists, the list is endless.
Singing and writing for all the ancient reasons, their music been called ‘evocative, transportive, hypnotic, and pure’.
Jennifer Billiot is from Texas, Kirk Garrett is from Kansas, but the two currently live and create in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – heading to nature as often as possible.
Their debut album, Bright Soul, was recorded at Orb Recording Studios in Austin, Texas with producer, Matt Noveskey. It released April of 2014.
“These songs speak of love and of loss, of our deepest fears and our highest aspirations. They bridge the gaps between our ‘spaces and places’, giving meaning to our lives, telling us the old truths: let go, and become who you once were, and shall be again…” –Leslie Hallam of Tangent
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Watch Lady & West below performing “Rest Your Soul” off their newly launched “Bright Soul” album at Colonia Verde.