Artist Catalog

Speedy West

Born: January 25 1924


Speedy West

Wesley Webb West (January 25, 1924 – November 15, 2003), better known as Speedy West, was an American pedal steel guitarist and record producer. He frequently played with Jimmy Bryant, both in their own duo and as part of the regular Capitol Records backing band for Tennessee Ernie Ford and many others. He also played on Loretta Lynn's first single.

He was photographed by Herb Wise, the American photographer who found critical success with his portraits of artists from the 1960s and 1970s