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Eric Forsyth

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"Joey Ryan quote"

"You're pretty much the man."
- Joey Ryan (1.19.09, L.A., Hotel Cafe resident artist, #4 album on iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts) - Joey Ryan


Discography

Tracks can be streamed on my myspace and website. Trees and Other Shady Things EP, Released 2008:

Written and recorded over the course of a year and a half, trees and other shady things is a hand picked collection of quintessential Eric Forsyth tunes. As debut solo releases go, this one is a golden keeper. From the acoustic spiritual of "Easiness" to the creative song styling of hope-filled "Holding" and toe tapping reggae infused licks of "Bound to Be," trees and other shady things has Forsyth's heart and homemade love put into every note.

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From sticks to strings, Eric Forsyth was destined to leave the drum throne in the back of the band for the front stage lime light the moment he picked up the guitar at the age of 17.

Born of a jazzer father and very accomplished organist mother, "Er-Bear" Forsyth was homegrown in Northern California in the shadow of his late great grandmother's baby grand Steinway. A childhood filled with piano lessons and choir performances and exploring the wonders of the outdoors, Forsyth didn't unleash his inner rock star until he picked out his first real drum kit on his 12th birthday.

Forsyth drummed his way through several years of jazz competitions, music festivals, college touring alt. rock bands, rodeos and house parties until the desire to make his own music began to take over. "I wanted to be able to play the stuff I felt inside me, and drums wouldn't do that for me. That's when I started writing" said Forsyth.

In his freshman year of college, A friend taught Forsyth the first four chords on an old guitar that launched him on a new road of expression. "I played those first few chords until my fingers bled." he said. And he hasn't stopped since. In the last few years, this self taught guitarist and songwriter has made a name for himself in several different locations across the country. From Philadelphia to Detroit, Idaho, Miami and now Boulder, Colorado, Forsyth has lived and performed in various venues and locales, with many talented artists - broadening his musical taste and expression while combining those to find a sound so uniquely his own.

Amidst fast-paced changes that have been the only constant in his recent life, Eric's biggest influence is found in silence. "Life can get hectic and often there is very little silence. When I take time to create silence, I feel a need to fill it with something original. That seems to spawn and influence my writing."

"I don't think I have a goal beyond making my music sound as real as possible. And sharing that with as many people as possible in hopes that they connect with it. Other people's music has been a hugely positive part of my life, so I know what a good fit of tunes can do to your day/life."

The result of all these sweet and sour ingredients result in the music of a fledgling self-taught songwriter/performer that comes off as neither fledgling nor self-taught. If you have the opportunity to catch Eric Forsyth live, take it and experience the sound for yourself.