Forest Sun

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Forest Sun
Forest Sun in concert 1.jpg
Forest Sun Live in Concert
Background information
Origin Glens Falls, New York, United States
Genres Americana
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Voice, guitar, piano, drums, ukulele, resonator guitar
Years active 1999–present
Labels Painted Sun Records
Website www.forestsun.com

Forest Sun is an Americana singer-songwriter from San Francisco, California.

History[edit]

1999
Forest Sun creates the independent music label Painted Sun Records and releases his first album, Not Afraid.


2001
Records and releases Plenty in San Francisco, California.
"in these ten small gems, Sun offers the Muse the gift of his voice to write and sing though. Traces of rock & roll's past, present, and hopefully future mingle with progressive folk music, textured, moody pop, and a healthy sense of literary finesse." Tom Jurek, All Music Guide


2002
Performs at the Strawberry Music Festival and Shoreline Amphitheatre opening for Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett.


2003
Performs at the Concord Pavilion opening for Jackson Browne, Keb Mo, and Steve Earle.
Releases For The Story.
"The highlight is the album's centerpiece track, "Always," a jazzy piano-based shuffle featuring guest vocals by the Be Good Tanyas' Jolie Holland." Stewart Mason, All Music Guide
Hosts Songbird Radio on KWMR in Point Reyes Station, California.

2005
Performs at the Mountain Winery opening for the Beach Boys.
Releases Walk Though Walls on May 13.

2008
Prompted by his mom's battle with cancer, Forest Sun begins a benefit project to support people with cancer and their families by hosting benefit concerts in Santa Fe, New Mexico which led to producing compilations CDs called Songs for Laura. These albums bring together over forty artists such as Sean Hayes, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Brett Dennen, Matt the Electrician, Tom Freund, Danny Schmidt, Libby Kirkpatrick, Anais Mitchell, The Mammals and Devon Sproule.
Releases two albums: So Nice and Harlequin Goodnight featuring songs with ALO and Sean Hayes.

2009
Forest adds the musical collaboration of Ingrid Serban and the two begin to tour as a duo.

2010
Forest Sun releases his first children's album, Just for Fun, a collection of original songs and Americana classics such as "You Are My Sunshine," and "Polly Wolly Doodle". The recordings feature members of Marley's Ghost and Ingrid Serban.

2012
Forest records and releases Just Begun. The album features Tucsonian musicians such as Winston Watson, drummer for Bob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz, Jacob Valenzuela, trumpet player for Calexico and is recorded in Tucson, Arizona at Wavelab Studios, home to records by Amos Lee, Neko Case and Calexico.

Discography[edit]

Year Album
1999 Not Afraid
2001 Plenty
2003 For The Story
2005 Walk though Walls
2006 Dancing Again (Japanese release on Buffalo Records)
2008 Songs for Laura
Harlequin Goodnight
So Nice
2009 Songs for Laura Volume 2
2010 Just for Fun
2012 Just Begun

Other contributions[edit]

5th Symphony Document, Surfer Magazine Movie of the Year.
KFOG's Local Scene.
Showtime, The Big C, Ep. 9, soundtrack.
MTV, Good Vibes, Ep. 7, soundtrack.

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