Alisha Westerman
 

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"Beautiful. Short and bittersweet."

"Westerman expresses her cultural span in stunning style."

"A well-rounded excursion that’s technically and emotionally satisfying."

Alisha Westerman is a Los Angeles-based Caribbean American artist from the island of St. Croix. Her music has folk roots, with jazz, early country and Afro-Caribbean influences. 

Westerman began studying piano when she was six and guitar when she was 12. She earned a BA in Creative Writing from UC Santa Barbara. She has been awarded two LA Times Scholarships, a PEN Fellowship and an Idyllwild Poetry Scholarship. 

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Live @ Faith & Flower

Wed Feb 7, 2018, 8:30pm

Keeping it hep at Faith & Flower for their Jazz Wednesdays. Have you tried the pizza? Or an absinthe cocktail? Have you asked them why they decant their wine in giant glass bongs?

 705 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Live @ 4th Street Vine

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 8pm

It's gonna be a lovely lineup at 4th Street Vine: Alisha Westerman, Deadly Finns and Golden Ram. Enjoy a nice selection of wines and beers and snacks to go with.  

2142 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814


Live @ Faith & Flower

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 8:30pm

Very pleased to be invited back for another Jazz Wednesday at Faith & Flower. Come get swept up in the charm and sparkle of this gorgeous place.

 705 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Live @ Faith & Flower

Wed Jan 17, 2018, 8:30pm

We had so much fun last Wednesday — let's get groovy again with a 4-piece ensemble in the fantastic ambience of Faith & Flower. They've got fresh oysters, amazing dinner and small plates, and a great sommelier. 

 705 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Live @ Faith & Flower

Wed Jan 10, 2018, 6:30pm

Let's get groovy with a 4-piece ensemble in the fantastic ambience of Faith & Flower. They've got fresh oysters, amazing dinner and small plates, and a great sommelier. 

 705 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Release Party @ The Semi-Tropic

Tues Nov 7, 2017, 8pm

Join us at The Semi-Tropic in Echo Park to celebrate the release of Alisha Westerman's full-length studio album, Ego Trip. We'll screen the videos and listen to the vinyl on their awesome sound system. 

1412 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 568-382


"I'm Not Asking You" single streaming

Mon Oct 23, 2017

"I'm Not Asking You" is a song about resilience and perseverance. Like "Anchors Aweigh" it is meant to mythologize figures who have impacted Westerman's life, including trumpeter "Buddy" Bolden. Horns and tambourine give the bright, upbeat track a touch of soul. The chorus simply declares, "I'm not asking you to believe in me." Read all the lyrics here.


"Anchors Aweigh" Video Premiere

Fri Oct 20, 2017

The official video for "Anchors Aweigh" premiered Friday October 20th right here! It was directed by Francis Capone and shot by Markus Mentzer on Westerman's native island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read the press release here, and read the lyrics here.


"Anchors Aweigh" single streaming

Wed Oct 11, 2017

 

"Anchors Aweigh" is meant to mythologize Westerman’s loved ones, culminating in a verse about her father suffering a heart attack while sailing. Its nautical themes are echoed by the percussive blasts of Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, Fiona Apple) and drummer Tabor Allen (Cherry Glazerr). Producer Chris Schlarb describes the track as ”liquid minimalist no wave pop.”


"Human Prize" Video Premiere

Fri Sept 22, 2017

"Human Prize" premiered Friday September 22nd on buzzbands.la. The video, directed by Francis Capone and shot by Markus Mentzer, features Westerman busking on the LA Metro. Read Kevin Bronson's article here, and watch the video here.

 


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