Visiting Artist Series Welcomes WEND

Published: June 7, 2023

Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series in welcoming band, WEND, to Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB) on Friday, June 23, for a musical performance.

What started as the compositional musings of multi-instrumentalist Riley Johnson, WEND has grown into a collaborative ensemble whose songs emerge from playful improvisation and experimentation. With classical instrumentation nestled into a traditional rock ensemble, WEND uses soaring harmonies, polyrhythms, and meandering melodic motifs to create pieces that seem almost lost in time, being as much a nod to old-world folk as to contemporary psychedelic pop and progressive rock.

Please join us as WEND performs a number of songs, using vocals, harp, bass guitar, drums, synth, violin, viola, and cello, for our CWI community. Following the performance, WEND will open a question and answer session for audience members.

WEND Performance
Friday, June 23
6 – 7 p.m.

Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB), room 206

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from the Idaho Commission of Arts, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visual Artist Series events are free and open to the public.

For those with questions or in need of more information, please contact Goran Fazil at

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