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 Forest Sun is a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter with an old soul and a voice that’ll melt your heart.
His rootsy, laid-back songs have won songwriting competitions and been featured on MTV.
Prepare yourselves for the sun-soaked good vibes of Forest Sun!

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.


Film/TV Placements
MTV - Good Vibes
Showtime - The Big C
Land of Saints
A Common Thread
5th Symphony Document

Burning Heart - Songs for the Gulf
Song for Laura, vol One
KFOG Local Scene vol. 1 and vol. 3
Dancing Again
(Japanese release, Buffalo Records)
Surf Time vol. 1 and vol. 2

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)

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) / Elton Bradman, bass and Michael Messer, drums.

Venues played

Strawberry Music Festival, Belladrum Festival (Scotland), Fiesta City Festival (Belgium), Tibetan Freedom Concert (Amsterdam), American River Music Festival, Cactus Cafe (Austin), Sweetwater (Mill Valley), Levitt Pavilion, Mountain Winery, Steel City Coffee House (PA), Oregon Country Fair, SXSW, The Independent (San Francisco), Great American Music Hall (SF), Folk Alliance, Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), The Fillmore (San Franncisco), Chronicle Pavilion at Concord, , Shorline Amphitheater at Mountain View, house concerts and many more ... (past dates)