Viroqua, Wisconsin musician Stanton West has long been an organizer in the Stevens Point music scene, spreading fun as the artist formerly known as the Reverend Eddie Danger. He released 11 albums under his previous name.
Part of West’s transformation is expressed on his most recent CD, “Songbird”–a tale of an injured bird who leaves the nest, travels among friends and foes, and returns home significantly changed. The CD was recorded in California with multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven, who has worked with Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.
In December 2017 John Drake spoke with Stanton West before a show in St. Cloud with Teague Alexy, and the two discuss the travels that led to West’s recording of “Songbird.”