Featuring Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith, New West has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers and original music, New West combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, NW tours extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses.
The New West Guitar continues to redefine the boundaries of the conventional guitar trio format. Combining the unique sonic timbres of various acoustics with solid and hollow body electrics, the collective creates an innovative and alluring sound. Their compositions feature brilliantly conceived unison and harmonic phrases, intricate fingerstyle chords, and swinging jazz lines.
Firmly rooted in classic jazz, the trio’s versatility as both players and composers has given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble repertoire. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has praised the group for its ability to shift seamlessly “from chamber-like elegance and fragile introspection to exhilarating swing and gritty blues.”