Brother A. West
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Variously known as Brother A. West, Brother Awest or Brother AWest.
"Brother A. West" illustrated The Real Frank Zappa Book, and provided graphic design and vocal for Broadway The Hard Way the result of a stirring revival onstage with The Mothers in A Few Moments With Brother A. West, Philadelphia on February 14th, 1988.
The "Brother A. West World Salivation Ministry" is a comedy troupe that has opened for a number of different punk bands in the mid 80's.
Scoutmaster [Billy Jim Vaughn] recalls:
One boy he listened to in 1969 wanted to be an artist. He gave the Scout every job in the troop that required drawing or painting. Most important, he assured the boy that he could be an artist by working hard and believing in himself. "He was able to give me enough confidence to go forward and follow my talent and follow my heart," says that boy, now grown up and working under the professional name of Brother Awest. Now an artist and production designer in television, movies, and music, he lives in Sierra Madre, Calif.
Dale Warner bass and vocalist with [The Rubatos]
I am originally from Woodland, California (a tad north of sacramento). I was music coordinator and performer in the L.A.-based political/comedy troupe "Brother Awest and His World Salivation Ministry (W.S.M.) and we opened in 1984 and 1985 for Sonic Youth and the Meat Puppets when they came to L.A. Soonafter, W.S.M. toured the U.S.A. (27 cities in as many days) as an exclusive opener for the legendary punk rock band The Minutemen.