Forest Sun is a rambling man who tucks himself away in a one room cabin in the hills of Mill Valley, CA. “I don’t go looking for shows anymore. I let them ask me. I want to play for people that want to listen.” Accompanied by Transylvanian chanteuse Ingrid Serban, Forest has just released his 9th studio recording ‘Just Begun’ on Painted Sun Records.
His bio tells us that this “troubadour and award-winning songwriter 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. 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.”
If you want to get to know him better, you could go on a 4-day cruise with Forest and crew through the San Juan and Orcas Islands this August. Here’s some info on that: FOREST SUN CRUISE
Meanwhile, hear a little tune while we drive and Forest Sun sings across the Golden Gate:
Photo and video by Victoria Smith