"And the songs that we sing, Still make the bells ring, But we fell asleep for the sermon, When the preachers did tell, Where we’re headed, oh well. Hell is just heaven still learning, and we might as well sing while we’re burning. " -gurus and rockstars
FOREST SUN IS AN AWARD-WINNING
SINGER-SONGWRITER FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CA
With over 45 million plays on Pandora, troubadour and award-winning songwriter, Forest Sun, enlivens audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told in 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.
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 Sun’s music is 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. Forest’s 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 Vol 1 and Vol. 2 (to raise awareness for people with cancer and their families).
You can also hear Sun on San Francisco’s favorite radio KFOG’s Local Scene Vol. 1 & 3. Forest’s music has found it’s way to Japan with the CD Dancing Again released by Buffalo Records and songs featured on the Japanese compilations Surf Time 1 and Surf Time 2.
Change My Tune
Michael Messer - Drums
Steve Adams- Upright Bass
Erik Yates- Banjo, Accordion
Alisa Rose- Violin
Adam Roszkiewicz- Mandolin
Produced by Mike Winger
David Phillips- Dobro
Michael Messer - Drums
Steve Adams - Bass
Beth Waters and Larkin Gayl - Background Vocals
Produced and engineered by Mike Winger
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
I'd love to work with Chris Thile, Jerry Douglas, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
The sexist instrument is the one getting played.
3: What was the worst advice?
4: What was your first concert?
The grateful dead at madison square garden.
5: What/where is the best road food?
In my own kitchen.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
Don't give up.
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
Ingrid Serban inspires me everyday.