Head West

Head West


Head West performs attention-grabbing original songs and select covers in an appealing indie/alternative style with a healthy dose of jamband freedom and improvisation.


Head West is from East Lansing Michigan, where the band are all students, grads, teachers, or hangers-on at nearby Michigan State University. Musically they met one night at a party in a neighbor's basement, and things ... clicked. So they're still jamming, to an enthusiastic group of listeners.

Plug into a Head West track and check it out as the instruments weave their improvisational way through compelling originals and unique covers. This is a band where the group as a whole exceeds the sum of its individual parts.

Musical Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Blind Faith, Cream, Phish, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Jeff Buckley, Wilco, Radiohead, Nickel Creek, U2, UB40, Beatles, Rolling Stones

Set List


Something in the End - original
Sunday Evening - original
Banjo Jam - original
Pushing Boulders Uphill - original
The Time is Now - original
Somewhere Along the Way - original
To Let - original (instrumental)
Wax - original (instrumental)
Blue - original
Little John - original
Bo & Sue - original
Quiet Life - original
I'm Torn - original
Chairman Mao and Starbucks - original
These Kids - original
Undressed Face - original
Temptation - original
I'm Scared - original
Inner Space - original (instrumental)


Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
After Midnight - JJ Cale (Eric Clapton)
Doubting Thomas - Nickel Creek
Hallelujah - Nickel Creek
Sank Like a Stone - Nickel Creek
Hesitation Blues - Hot Tuna
Simple Twist of Fate - Bob Dylan
Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan
Everything is Broken - Bob Dylan
After Midnight - Eric Clapton
Rock Me -
Fix You - Coldplay
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Creature - Trey Anastasio (Phish)
The Wedge