Web site: http://www.forestsun.com
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San Francisco Bay Area troubadour and award-winning songwriter, Forest Sun, enlivens audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told with a laid-back California style. Sun's soulful music draws on a deep well of Americana and is compared to everyone from Jack Johnson, John Mayer and The Avett Brothers to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.
"Forest Sun's music is full of lifeóreal 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."
He's opened for Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo and Brett Dennen among others and musical collaborations include Jolie Holland, Sean Hayes, ALO and Hot Buttered Rum.
Forest Sunís music is often featured in film and television, including MTV's Good Vibes, the Showtime Series The Big C, and three surf films, Land of Saints, A Common Thread and 5th Symphony Document. Forestís songs appear on the benefit CD Burning Heart, Songs for the Gulf (to raise money for cleaning up the oil spills) and Songs for Laura (to raise awareness for people with cancer and their families). You can also hear Sun on San Franciscoís favorite radio KFOGís Local Scene Vol. 1 and 3. Forestís music has found itís way to Japan with the CD Dancing Again released by Buffalo Records and songs featured on the Japanese compilations Surf Time 1 and 2.
2007 - 1st place, Pacific Song Writing Competition with Drops in the Ocean.
2009 - Best Song Nominee, Just Plain Folks Awards with Gurus and Rockstars.
2011 - Best Song, Kids Music Awards with Trampoline
2011 - Best Album, Kids Music Awards with Just for Fun, Songs for the Little Ones.
2011 - Best Song Nominee, International Songwriting Competition with Trampoline.
2012 - NAPPA honoree with Just for Fun
Discography: Just Begun, (coming 2012) Just for Fun, Songs for the little ones (2010), So Nice (2008), Harlequin Goodnight (2008), Walk through Walls (2005), For the Story (2003), Plenty (2001), Not Afraid (1999).
Minneapolis song-writer Alex Goldfarb, the benefit CDs Songs for Laura Vol 1 and 2, the monthly Songbird Series at the Bazaar Cafe, Songbird Radio on KWMR and Transylvanian chanteuse, Ingrid Serban.
Forest Sun tours as an acoustic duo with Ingrid Serban singing harmonies and the full band includes David Phillips on dobro and lap steel, Steve Adams from ALO on bass and Michael Messer on drums.
ď... alt country, folk-rock jams, creating a hodgepodge of comparisons that ranged from Jack Johnson to Ryan Adams to David Gray. ...even into Bob Dylan territory ... a daunting place to tread, but pulled off with the grace of a musical veteranĒ
Santa Barbara Independent
"A wealth of star-roaming storytelling and slow drawl intimacy"
San Francisco Bay Guardian
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