Forest sun is an award-winning 
singer-songwriter from San francisco, ca

 

With over 50 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 JohnsonJohn Mayer and The Avett Brothers to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan

 

He's opened for Bonnie RaittThe Beach BoysSteve EarleLyle LovettJackson BrowneKeb Mo and Brett Dennen among others and musical collaborations include Jolie HollandSean HayesALO 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 SaintsA 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.

 


2012 - Just Begun
2010 - Just for Fun
2008 - So Nice
2008 - Harlequin Goodnight
2005 - Walk through Walls
2003 - For the Story
2001 - Plenty
1999 - Not Afraid

 


awards

2012 - NAPPA honoree, Just for Fun
2011 - Best Song Nominee, International Songwriting Competition with "Trampoline."
2011 - Best Album, Kids Music Awards with Just for Fun, Songs for the Little Ones.
2011 - Best Song, Kids Music Awards with "Trampoline"
2009 - Best Song Nominee, Just Plain Folks Awards with "Gurus and Rockstars."
2007 - 1st place, Pacific Song Writing Competition with Drops in the Ocean. (video)

band

Forest Sun tours as an acoustic duo with Ingrid Serban singing harmonies and the full band includes David Phillips, dobro and lap steel, Steve Adams (ALO/Nicki Bluhm), Elton Bradman, bass and Michael Messer, drums.


photo credit - Ingrid Serban