New West to perform Tuesday, not Wednesday

By Observer Upload October 15, 2012 02:39 pm

The New West Guitar Group from Los Angeles will perform in concert Tuesday, not Wednesday as reported in The Observer. The error was the result of incorrect information provided to The Observer.

Hear the group perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Joe Beans Coffee. Admission is free for EOU students and there is a suggested donation of $5 per person for general admission.  The group will be in residency at EOU Tuesday and Wednesday to visit with classes, coach the university Jazz Combo and work one-on-one with guitar students. 

With music self-described as a combination of the “foundation of jazz with elements of blues, rock and folk,” New West is comprised of Perry Smith, John Storie and Jeff Stein. 

Storie grew up in Pendleton, where New West has made previous appearances at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Their latest album “Round Trip Ticket” was released in Oct. 2011 and has received positive reviews, including one from Downbeat Magazine which writes, “It’s an open spaces, sunlight-dappled record that feels like it was recorded in plain air with three musicians surrounded by redwood.” 

New West keeps a full touring schedule — domestically and internationally. In 2005 they performed for the World Exposition in Nagoya, Japan and two years later took the stage at the German American Volksfest in Berlin. 

New West continues to perform in major venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia, and in 2009 they were the opening act for Diana Krall at the Britt Festival in southern Oregon.

Support for New West’s residency at EOU comes from visiting artist fees and Eastern Student Entertainment. For more on the group, including videos and audio, visit