Brooks West

Brooks West

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Biography

The first guitar Brooks West picked up belonged to his uncle, a wheat farmer in North Dakota (and not a guitar player himself). Since then, this Fargo North Dakota native has gone on to write over one hundred songs, blending elements of contemporary folk, country, and pop. The son of a mortician and a school teacher, Brooks has a unique outlook on life that shapes his repertoire. His songs cover subjects ranging from death and destruction to love and hope and even the occasional ballad to office supplies. Over the past ten years, Brooks has performed in coffee shops, bars, colleges, festivals, and benefits across a good portion of the country. Some career highlights have included playing the national anthem for a sell-out crowd of more than 4,500 minor league baseball fans, and having opening slots for such nationally known acts as the Grammy Award winning Doc Watson, The Duhks, Dan Bern, The Roches, KellyJoe Phelps, Jeff Lang, Shawn Mullins and more. Recently, Brooks has made the jump to Nashville, TN, in hopes that the incredibly creative and competetive enviornment will spur him on to the next level. But right now, He's back in the mini van with a brand new EP, cruising the back roads and pumping out a fresh load of tunes wherever he goes.

Discography

Self Titled-2001
Fireflies, Moonlight, Coalmines, Chocolate-2005
Run Away EP-2008