Sam West Trio
Sam West: bass, vocals - Andy Novara: guitar, vocals - Ron Coulter: percussion
Sam West is not your typical bass player. Heralding from Southern Illinois, this singer/songwriter, vocalist, poet, and jazz enthusiast mans the vocals and the bass chair for a soul infused, funk-filled performance. West has spent 2010 performing across the east coast, as well as touring freelance with side projects around the midwest, Ireland and Alaska. Southern Illinois based funk outfit the Sam West Trio released their first E.P. “Steady” this spring 2010 containing 6 original tracks venturing in the realm of rock, funk, and jazz. 2008 Release “Demonstrations” is available on iTunes; a journey through psychedelic rock-rhyme, solemn folk forays, and funky, tongue twisting portraits. Sam West is at work on acoustic album ‘Skeleton Sketches’, set for release this winter 2010, containing 15 original tracks featuring acoustic guitar and vocals. West is currently pursuing a Jazz Performance major at SIUE.