Peary Forrest

Peary Forrest

BandCountryBlues

The Mississippi Delta has been described as the place where America's music comes to dance. And on his debut CD, "Peary Forrest," this Delta native taps into his roots, creating songs forged from an eclectic blend of genre best summed up as "Delta-fried country." Incredible sound, uniquely his own.

Biography

Born in the Mississippi Delta, Peary Forrest began learning lessons in life and music at an early age. After a troubled marriage, his parents divorced when he was only three years old. Living primarily with his mother, while spending weekends and summers with his father, he began to immerse himself into a variety of musical legends. When spending time at his fathers, he would play his dads LPs of Hank Sr., Porter Wagner, and Johnny Cash over and over, singing along with every line. While with his mother, he would continuously tinker with her 8-track tape player, coaxing it to keep playing her Motown legends such as Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, along with other artists such as Glen Campbell and Bobby Goldsboro. Of course, you cant grow up playing guitar in the Mississippi Delta without being heavily influenced by the blues. Its hard to say if his earliest influence was Gospel or the Beatles. His Mother recalls, "When the kids were small, I remember driving along with them singing in the backseat 'Jesus loves me this I know He loves me Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' "

As a teenager, his love of music continued as he purchased the records of artists from Stevie Wonder to Lynyrd Skynyrd. It was during this time that Peary's life would take a dramatic turn. While working at a local drug store, he received a call from his mother that his father had been in an accident. His father, a longtime railroad worker, while working on a cold, rainy spring morning in Cary, MS, slipped and fell from the train and was critically injured. He died three days later in a Vicksburg hospital. As only the loss of a parent can, this forever changed Peary's view on life and his future. A few weeks later an acquaintance encouraged Peary to find something to do with his hands to calm his nerves. He found that something next door where two neighborhood teens were banging out chords on an electric guitar. Almost immediately, he attracted the attention of local guitar legend Beau Ridgeway, who began working with Peary and a few months later, they were performing as a duo while Peary began honing his song writing skills. A year later he received a full scholarship in music, and he and his close friends formed their first band Eupora. Along with receiving regional recognition, they were winners in a national song writing contest and had a song, penned by Peary, released on an album with other winners. As with many bands, they fell apart mainly because of their youth, but all remain close friends to this day.

Once Eupora ended, Peary began working as a side musician with various acts, including Nashville recording artists such as Angela White and Steve Azar. After taking a few years off theroad to start a family, Peary Forrest is back and moving full force into a long awaited solo career. With his real world lyrical style, soulful vocals, and expressive guitar work, he is quickly gaining nationwide attention. People hearing the songs from his up coming debut CD, "Railroad Man", are singing his praises, so hop on board because this train is leaving the station.

Lyrics

Railroad Man

Written By: Peary Forrest, Tommy Collier

Railroad Man
(Peary Forrest, Tommy Collier) BMI SESAC

Train Train rollin down, rollin down the line
Gotta keep this train a movin on, movin on thru the night
Cause here there and everywhere this country’s got a town
That needs this freight we’re haulin coast to coast and north to south

Chorus

I love to smell that diesel burnin
I gotta see that big iron turnin
I need to hear that whistle blowin
Cause that’s the thing that keeps me goin on thru the night

I was born, a railroad man, worked the railroad most my life
Maybe I wasn’t born here, but it’s where I’m gonna die
Slavin’ for a little old pension, and a gold watch to leave my wife
Just to put those kids thru college, that kissed me when I left tonight

Repeat Chorus

Train Train rollin down, rollin down the track
My friends will help me keep it movin on, yeah they’re helpin out poor old Jack
Well there’s a Hobo climbin in a box car lookin to escape the night
I think it’s gonna be a cold one yeah I think I’m gonna let him ride

Repeat Chorus

Come on Baby Come on

Written By: Peary Forrest

Come On Baby Come On
(Peary Forrest) BMI

Chorus

Come on baby come on, baby come on home with me
I said come on baby come on, baby come on home with me
You got everything I want, I’ve got everything you need

You got a little red Mustang, I gotta 2 car garage
You cook the cordon bleu, baby I’ve got a chicken in the yard
You got everything I want, I’ve got everything you need

Repeat Chorus

You got ruby red lips, I gotta a long wet kiss
You say you want my love, baby I’ve got a lot for you to get
You got a body that’s hot, I’ve gotta a love that won’t stop

Repeat Chorus

Come on baby come on (repeat)
Come on baby come on (repeat)
Come on baby come on (repeat)
You got everything I want, I got everything you need
You got everything I want, I got everything you need
You got everything I want, I got everything you need

Discography

Peary Forrest CD Debut 2007

Dancin in the Street
Railroad Man
She Left The Light On
Heading for a Heartache
Come on Baby Come on
Lonely Me Lucky You
Hindsight's 20/20
When I feel Your Heart
Walkin in the Moonlight

Set List

Dancin in the Street
Railroad Man
She Left The Light On
Heading for a Heartache
Come on Baby Come on
Lonely Me Lucky You
Hindsight's 20/20
When I feel Your Heart
Walkin in the Moonlight
Occassional covers according to venue and time constraints.