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Oliver West

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Hey folks, I'm Oliver West, a songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska, currently living in Europe. Shortly after college I found myself in Germany with some time on my hands and the vague belief in mind that I could write songs.
I had this unfurnished apartment, a couple of guitars, and the fairly ambitious goal of not just writing songs, but recording an entire album with next to no gear and no technical acumen. I had also never really sung before. But by nature I'm stubborn and saw this as something of a personal challenge. In six months I cranked out a bunch of quirky tunes and recorded them with one cheapo microphone and an iPad. This is how my first record "Barn Burning" came about. It's sonically a little rough around the edges - I mean I cut it together on an iPad - but they were the songs I needed to write to get going. My Spotify plays would never reflect it, but even this ultra lofi record was enough to get me off the ground and become a performer.
A couple years have passed since then, and while it's been quiet here on Spotify for me, it's been busy offline. Constant gigging and recording my new record "Weather Me." has kept me pretty tied up for a while now. "Weather Me." has also been a growth process in songwriting and producing and the millenial DIY struggle, but it's a more mature sound that I worked hard on. Should be out by January 2019. Thanks for listening, everyone.

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