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Fog City Blues: Westerly

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Steve Sarmiento
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Reminiscent of the hard luck storytelling of Tom Waits and the tarnished spiritual imagery of Leonard Cohen, Westerly writes American folk rock for the new era. 

Westerly was founded by multi-instrumentalist Sterling Spence who sings and plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Spence starting songwriting and performing at 10 years-old and has since toured the US with his first band the Coyote Bandits and performed throughout Italy with the band Dirty Cello. After finishing college in Riverside, CA, he moved back to the San Francisco Bay and formed Westerly with several members from the Coyote Bandits and new friends. The band joins host Devon Strolovitch live in the studio this Wednesday 10/19 at 9 pm to preview their forthcoming album, Fire in the Evergreens.