Courtesy Brian Bovenizer
ASTORIA — An American Forrest — a storyteller and guitar picker from the conifer forests of Northeastern Oregon and Western Washington — will play Fort George 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. There is no cover for this all-ages show.
The songs of An American Forrest pull inspiration from four years of living out of a truck, backpack and on horseback. He released two EPs in 2013, a debut LP in 2015 and has toured the Western U.S. extensively, playing with BJ Barham of American Aquarium, John Craigie and Bart Budwig.
His poetic songwriting and loose, wild, flat- and finger-picked acoustic guitar playing have drawn comparisons to Townes Van Zandt, Jeffrey Foucault and Dave Rawlings.
“Boldly sung poetry takes on every color of the roots/country spectrum, from Appalachian arrangements to Pacific Northwestern sweetness and a pinch of Southern grit,” Seattle’s City Arts Magazine wrote of An American Forrest.