About Down West

The kind of indie music that could only be grown in Southern California — folk, pop and rock songs with a psychedelic vibe and a hint of Latin flavor. 

Down West developed their sound playing Northeast Los Angeles street festivals, and later local bars. Theo Waddell's cajon-plus setup is the perfect match for Steve Stanard's hard-played acoustic guitar-driven songs, punctuated with harmonica melodies. From the urban folk protest-rock of "Fall Awake" to the apocalyptic walking vibe of "2015," Down West brings a bar-band sensibility to acoustic music.

Down West was #9 on the ReverbNation Los Angeles Alternative Music chart in January of 2019.

Four Down West songs were featured in the recent PBS film, "A CONCRETE RIVER: Reviving the Waters of Los Angeles."

Down West began releasing one new song per month starting in early 2017, and now are writing and recording a new full-length album to be release in late 2019.