San Francisco Bay Area troubadour and award winning songwriter, Forest Sun has regaled audiences around the globe from festivals to living rooms and back yards with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told with back porch ease and bonhomie.
Collaborations on his many records include the likes of such musical luminaries as Jolie Holland, Sean Hayes, ALO, and Hot Buttered Rum.
Forest is also the founder of Painted Sun Records, home to Sun’s own six records, so far, as well as Minneapolis songwriter Alex Goldfarb’s Magnifying Glass (which Sun produced), and Songs for Laura Vol 1 and 2, a benefit compilation cd to raise funds and awareness for people with cancer and their families. Forest Sun also hosted the monthly Songbird Series at the Bazaar Cafe and Songbird Radio on KWMR.
“... 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 veteran”
—Jessica Small, Santa Barbara Independent
“…worldly singer songwriter brings the Americana home.”
—Rob DeWalt, The New Mexican Pasatiempo
“...a toe tapping adventure”
—Matt Kramer, Pacific Sun (Marin County, Ca)
“...a wealth of star-roaming storytelling and slow drawl intimacy, recalling everyone from Chris Smither and Ryan Adams to Lyle Lovett in their easygoing charms and front porch bonhomie”
—Todd Lavoie, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“…From the intimate folk sound of acoustic guitar, voice, and fiddle through full-blown gospel- and R&B-driven arrangements, irresistible rock-steady reggae, and the unclassifiably eclectic hybrids… Forest Sun rises up with an authentic, original voice.”
—Derk Richardson, KPFA 94.1 FM