"Sometimes a nondescript CD from an unfamiliar artist shows up in the WW offices in a plain plastic clamshell case, devoid of any packaging or promotional material.
What's much more rare is when the sounds that rise out of said disc emerge with a fully formed musical vision and immediately resonate soulful authenticity and an effortless cool.
Believe me, I don't lightly invoke Van Morrison's name, but that's whose early work came to mind when I first heard Forest Sun, along with more recent reverences like Chris Whitely and Shawn Mullins.
It's not every winter's day that a Sun comes up to Portland from down California way/ I, for one, welcome the opportunity to bask in this one's warm glow." - J.R., Willamette Week, Portland OR credits released November 10, 2016
Forest Sun- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Mandolin,Harmonica, Rhodes, Piano, Congas, Bongos, Kazoo
Dan Foltz-Drums Daniel Schacht-Bass Matt Henry Cunitz - Hammond Organ, Pump Organ Alex Budman- Saxophone, Clarinet, Aushim Chauduri- Tabla Kenny Annis-Sarod Larkin Gayl, Jeremy Lindsay and Michelle McGrath -harmony vocals Alisa Rose- Fiddle
All words and music by Forest Sun Copyright 2001 Forest Sun Music BMI All Rights Reserved
Produced by Forest Sun Recorded at Painted Sun Studios (my shack in the woods), Schacht Studios and radical House(Track 9) Track 5 contains the melody to Amazing Grace public domain) Mastered by Ron K at Radical House, San Francisco Mixed and Engineered by Daniel Schacht Vocal Production - Raz Kennedy Cover painting -Forest Sun Layout and Design- Emil Friedlander