The Far West

The Far West Medina River Records“Technically pure, slightly jaded, no-nonsense and honest with stellar storytelling for the every-man.”

The Far West came together in early 2010, each member having left other bands to pursue a unique sound they weren’t getting elsewhere.

Robert Black, hailing from Texas, has played in dozens of bands from the plains all the way to the coasts (in both directions). In his Texas days he backed a number of bands in all day BBQ hoedowns and late night jam sessions. He even had a band share a bill with Townes Van Zandt.

In Los Angeles, after working as a session bassist for several LA bands like Leslie & The BadgersWest of Texas, and many others, Black met singer Lee Briante.

Briante comes from the fertile Hudson Valley of NY, by way of the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts. His parents instilled a deep love of music in him from a very early age, taking him to see a wide variety of music like Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Charlie Daniels, and many others. Memories of rowdy Irish bands burning through bow rosin in low ceiling riverside taverns stand out in his mind.