An American Forrest
An American Forrest is Western music. Country and folk. Ragged-voiced tales and wild, hybrid style, finger-picked and strummed guitar. His inspirations range from Canadian cowboys to anarcho-christian banjo players and buddhist hermits. Born on a small western Washington farm, Forrest drifted throughout adulthood, working on farms, boats, and kitchens, writing all the time. Finally he ended up in the wild Northeastern Corner of Oregon, on the back of a horse, and hasn’t drifted much since. Summers are spent in the wilderness with a pack string, and winters he tours throughout west, his shows and records garnering praise from No Depression, American Standard Time and Seattle CityArts, as well as opening spots for Corb Lund, Dave Stamey, John Craigie, and an invitation to 2019’s National Cowboy Poetry Gathering alongside legends Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Ian Tyson.