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Leinenkugel presents The Westies

William Collier's

Leinenkugel presents The Westies

Wed, March 5, 2014

8:00 pm

William Collier's

Nashville, TN

FREE

Free

21+

The Westies
The Westies
Last winter a few friends got together in Nashville to record a bunch of songs about love, betrayal, murder, hope and redemption. As the songs and the sound began to unfold an album was realized. Lex Price produced and engineered.

The Westies were born a few months later to bring the songs to the concert stage. The Westies are Michael McDermott (Vocals, Guitar, Songs) and Heather Horton (FIddle, Vocals) and a collective of band mates that include: John Pirruccelo (Pedal, Lap, Mandolin, Guitars), Robert Dicke (Drums), Dan Ingenthron (Bass, Keys), Chris Merrill (Bass), and Danny Mitchell (Piano).

An EP was independently released in October 2013 as an introduction to the band and the debut album, West Side Stories (to be released early in 2014). The album is a song cycle loosely inspired by the real life Westies – a ruthless gang of Irish mob punks that ruled Hell’s Kitchen in the ‘60’s. But in these songs,
the gangsters are just a metaphor for the dark side that lurks inside of all of us…the unexplained forces that cause internal struggles, destroy relationships and leave us clinging to love as just a memory.