Notes:Forest has been a nationally touring musician since he was a young lad of 18 years. Born and raised in our Nation’s 13th State (Rhode Island), Forest is currently based out of Tacoma, Washington where he is the leader of two successful bluegrass bands (The Barleywine Revue and the Rusty Cleavers) and released his widely acclaimed debut solo album in September, 2014. He simultaneously sings, plays the banjo, harmonica, bass drum, and hi-hat. Beutel’s voice blends the high-lonesome sounds of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt with baritone vibrations akin to Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. His voice combined with instrumentation creates a sound called the
Americana Blues and is great to listen to while dancing, laughing, and drinking with friends.