“Fire in the Evergreens” is the third album from San

Francisco Bay Area band, Westerly. Its Americana

songs layer three-part harmonies over soundscapes

that range from drum-driven rock songs to soulful

ballads and reflective hymns. Rooted in the traditions

of folk writers such as Joan Baez and Leonard

Cohen, the album tells a story of spirituality, love,

and the political climate of the Bay. But this not a

retrospective album; Westerly’s sound is influenced

by the Bay’s R&B, punk, and indie scene to create a

San Francisco sound for a new era of love and protest.


This album features a new line-up for Westerly with

singer-songwriter Sterling Spence on guitar, jazz

singer Leah Woodard, fiddle player and vocalist

Gordon Allen, blues guitarist Scott Wilson,

bassist Ben Bernstein, and percussionist Brandon

Seinturier. It was recorded at Bird & Egg Studios,

mixed at Petting Zoo Studio by Ben Bernstein,

and mastered by Piper Payne at Coast Mastering.


Westerly has been featured on KPFA, KALW,

KALX, and Mutiny Radio. They are regulars

in Bay Area venues with upcoming show dates

featured on their website and facebook page.

Fire in the Evergreens’ official release date is March 1st,

2017 and it can be found on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.


Sterling Spence, Jeff Peck, Scott Wilson, Jessica Lips, and Brandon Seinturier



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