Sam West Trio is bass, drums, guitar, and vocals creating groove-based music. Sam West is bass player/singer/composer. Influences and comparisons range from the lyrical craft of Tom Waits and Bob Dylan, the bass playing style of Jaco Pastorius and Chris Wood, and the melodic sensibility of Joe Henderson and Wayne Shorter. SWT is most comfortable in a live room where improvisation takes hold. Listeners can expect a fun foray of tunes by Howlin Wolf, Earth Wind and Fire, and the Funky Meters – as well as original compositions that range from blues, rock, funk, jazz – or, as some would call it, simply ‘fusion’.
The Sam West Trio self-titled EP is currently available on streaming and iTunes services.
A mid-westerner born between bluegrass and jazz, country and soul, West currently resides in East Nashville.