The Forbes Brothers

The Forbes Brothers


Detroit's Best Original Country Music.


Hip Hop Country Rock, Blue-eyed Soul and
Rock ‘n’ Roll, mix it with the Blues and…
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Forbes Brothers.
Only in 2008 would such a musical stew be possible.
Fueled by the songwriting of Scott and Dennis Forbes,
the band has forged a unique sound and style all its own.
Drawing from a palette that includes country, blues, rock
and Motown, the band creates music that transcends traditional

In addition to the brothers on guitar and vocals,
the Forbes Brothers are George Canterbury on keyboards,
Tom Hollyer on guitar, banjo, mandolin and dobro,
Dave Jack on drums, Ron Jacobs on vocals and harmonica, and
Jon Ross on bass and vocals.

The Forbes Brothers have been bringing down the
house all over Michigan as Detroit’s premier country
rockers. Dominating the field with 25 Detroit Music
Awards to their credit, including Outstanding Country Recording for 2004,
they are the only Michigan act given prime billing the world’s
largest free outdoor country festival, the Budweiser
Downtown Detroit Hoedown.

They’ve shared the stage with such top national
acts as Diamond Rio, George Jones, Tanya Tucker,
Lee Ann Womack, Lonestar, The Kentucky Headhunters,
Trace Adkins, and many others. They have recorded
with Earl Klugh, Mitch Ryder, longtime Motown
guitarist Dennis Coffey, and Kid Rock protégés,
The Howlin’ Diablos.

The Forbes Brothers song "Two Step" was featured in the hit 2007 Dreamworks movie "Disturbia" starring Shia LaBeouf. And the song "Over Again" was featured in the hit CBS drama "Criminal Minds" in the fall of 2007. Watch for their new CD, Fire on Main Street in the summer of 2008.


The Wrong End of the Bar - released in 2003,
won the 2004 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding
Country Recording. Two cuts on the CD have received
significant airplay on WFBE, Flint, Michigans leading country
music station.

Set List

Over Again
Two Step
I’ve Been Travellin’
Lovers in Dreams
Important Anymore
Hip Hop Country Rock
Wrong End of the Bar
Maybe Just Once
Opening Act
Been There, Done That
Rockin’ Chair
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones cover)

Many, many more. We have over 30 original tunes in our repertoire as well as many interesting covers.