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Forest Sun
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • United States
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San Francisco Bay Area troubadour and award winning songwriter, Forest Sun has regaled audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told with back porch ease and bonhomie. He's opened for Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne and Keb Mo among others and collaborations on his many records include the likes of such musical luminaries as Jolie Holland, Sean Hayes, ALO, Hot Buttered Rum to name a few.
In 2007 Forest was awarded 1st place in the Pacific Song Writing Competition with "Drops in the Ocean," and in 2009 his song "Gurus and Rockstars" from the album “Harlequin Goodnight” was nominated for best song in the Just Plain Folks Awards.
His music provided soundtracks for "Land of Saints, " "A Common Thread," and "5th Symphony Document."
Forest Sun has been featured on KFOG Local Scene Vol. 1 and 3 and the Japanese compilations "Surf Time" vol. 1 and 2.
As well as producing his own 7 records, “Not Afraid,” “Plenty,” “For the Story,” “Walk through Walls,” “So Nice,” “Harlequin Goodnight” and the 2010 release of the children's record, “Just for Fun,” Forest Sun has produced Minneapolis song-writer Alex Goldfarb, the benefit CDs Songs for Laura" Vol 1 and 2 and hosted the monthly Songbird Series at the Bazaar Cafe and Songbird Radio on KWMR.
Acoustically, he tours with Ingrid Serban singing harmonies and the full band includes David Phillips on lap steel, Steve Adams from ALO on bass and Michael Messer on drums.
Sun's music has been compared to everyone from Jack Johnson to Van Morrison but his unique style is entirely his own. As one reviewer said, "Forest Sun's music is full of life—real life, that is. It is joyful, but also poignant, upbeat and at the same time deep and soulful. His cd is a must-have, but a live performance is even better." Elisabeth Lesser

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We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music.  Here's the video they featured: www…

We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music. 

Here's the video they featured:

www.ForestSun.com

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Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:29

A Happy New Year video for you

with Love, Forest &…

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Posted on December 31, 2011 at 19:47

As we're preparing to head into the studio to record a new album, some old and new thoughts on songs are surfacing. What is it that makes a song shine? Is it the structure, theme, a catchy refrain...…

As we're preparing to head into the studio to record a new album, some old and new thoughts on songs are surfacing.
What is it that makes a song shine? Is it the structure, theme, a catchy refrain...? Yes, all of these, I know, and much more.
I am always amazed to see Forest in the act of song writing. It's like watching a sculptor give shape to a piece of marble. I like watching it come to life and recognizing its features.
And then, in a matter of…
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Posted on December 29, 2011 at 18:42

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Apr 14, 2015
Forest Sun posted a blog post

We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music.  Here's the video they featured: www…

We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music. Here's the video they featured:www.ForestSun.comSee More
Mar 18, 2014
A blog post by Forest Sun was featured

We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music.  Here's the video they featured: www…

We didn't go to Austin, TX for SXSW this year but we are featured on Couch by Couchwest, an alternate to SXSW where you sit on your couch and enjoy great music. Here's the video they featured:www.ForestSun.comSee More
Mar 18, 2014
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Bartender's Blues - James Taylor (George Jones) by Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban

For George Jones - "Bartender's Blues" by James Taylor with Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban Impromptu recording at the Hostel Monteverde Backpackers in Monteverde...
May 15, 2013
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Beulah Land, Mississippi John Hurt - Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban, Couch by CouchWest 2013

Recorded on our porch on John Mississippi Hurt's birthday, March 8th, for Couch by CouchWest. Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban www.ForestSun.com @ForestSunMusic
Mar 21, 2013
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Beulah Land, Mississippi John Hurt - Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban, Couch by CouchWest 2013

Recorded on our porch on John Mississippi Hurt's birthday, March 8th, for Couch by CouchWest. Forest Sun & Ingrid Serban www.ForestSun.com @ForestSunMusic
Mar 20, 2013
Forest Sun updated their profile
Jan 12, 2013
A blog post by Forest Sun was featured

A Happy New Year video for you

with Love, Forest & IngridSee More
Jan 1, 2012
Forest Sun posted a blog post

A Happy New Year video for you

with Love, Forest & IngridSee More
Jan 1, 2012
Forest Sun posted a blog post

As we're preparing to head into the studio to record a new album, some old and new thoughts on songs are surfacing. What is it that makes a song shine? Is it the structure, theme, a catchy refrain...…

As we're preparing to head into the studio to record a new album, some old and new thoughts on songs are surfacing.What is it that makes a song shine? Is it the structure, theme, a catchy refrain...? Yes, all of these, I know, and much more.I am always amazed to see Forest in the act of song writing. It's like watching a sculptor give shape to a piece of marble. I like watching it come to life and recognizing its features.And then, in a matter of moments, the song becomes a familiar smiling…See More
Dec 29, 2011
Forest Sun left a comment for John Davy
"Hi John, Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're enjoying the music. Cheers, Forest"
Sep 16, 2010
John Davy left a comment for Forest Sun
"Hey there Forest, been really getting into your album after seeing you at Belladrum; hope the rest of the European tour went well Cheers, John"
Sep 16, 2010
Forest Sun posted a photo
Aug 11, 2010
Forest Sun commented on rob ellen's event 'The Medicine Show presents The Square Wheels Cycles Potting Shed Stage (Belladrum Festival)'
"on route"
Aug 5, 2010
Forest Sun left a comment for Jim McLaughlin
"hi Jim, thanks for friending me. cheers, forest"
Aug 5, 2010
Forest Sun left a comment for Kennedy O'Donnell
"Hey Kennedy, Thanks for the response. Glad you like the music. We'd love to play at your place. We have Friday the 13th available and would work well with our schedule. Would that work for you? cheers Forest"
Jul 10, 2010

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At 20:02 on September 14, 2010, John Davy said…
Hey there Forest, been really getting into your album after seeing you at Belladrum; hope the rest of the European tour went well Cheers, John
At 17:45 on July 9, 2010, Kennedy O'Donnell said…
Hi, Forest Sun, you sent a message on June 11, sorry for the delay in responding- travelling. Anyway- I checked your stuff on youtube- fabulous!!!!. There is still a possibility that I can host a concert in Oxfordshire,UK in August, depends on dates. What UK dates do you have available.
Best regards
Kennedy O'Donnell
At 2:01 on March 25, 2010, Maria Hall said…
Cool music!! I'm impressed.. my kinda music!
Peace,
Maria : )
At 18:40 on March 18, 2010, Jan Willem Bos said…
Thanks for being a friend in this club. Have a lot of fun and succes in the wierd wolrld called, music.
 
 
 

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