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West of Roan CD Release Concert


Soulful, unique harmonies are at the center of West of Roan's minimalist arrangements. Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter are fiddle players, vocalists, and voracious musicians whose original compositions sit comfortably alongside the ancient ballads and tunes they render. Steeped in the traditions of Appalachia and the British Isles, West of Roan's haunting, searching, heartfelt music explores home, self, loss, and love. Annie and Channing have been collaborating as West of Roan for three years, though they have been singing together since they met in Bellingham ten years ago. Their conversations and friendship lead them deep into explorations of love, grief, and the wild self; forming the well from which their work is drawn.