2012 – NAPPA honoree, “Just for Fun”
2011 – Best Song Nominee, International Songwriting Competition with “Trampoline.”
2011 – Best Album, Kids Music Awards with “Just for Fun, Songs for the Little Ones”
2011 – Best Song, Kids Music Awards with “Trampoline”
2009 – Best Song Nominee, Just Plain Folks Awards with “Gurus and Rockstars”
2007 – 1st place, Pacific Songwriting Competition with “Drops in the Ocean”
With over 65 million plays on Pandora, troubadour and award-winning songwriter, Forest Sun, enlivens audiences around the globe with his wealth of songs and stories, all sung and told in a laid-back California style. Sun’s soulful music draws on a deep well of Americana and is compared to everyone from Jack Johnson, John Mayer and The Avett Brothers to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan. He was born in upstate New York to folk singing back-to-the-land hippie parents (Forest’s dad built the floor that Bob Dylan stood on at Bearsville studios in Woodstock, NY.)
- Over 65 million plays on Pandora
- He’s opened for Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, Keb Mo and Brett Dennen among others and musical collaborations include Jolie Holland, Sean Hayes, ALO and Hot Buttered Rum.
- Forest Sun tours solo and with a rotating cast of fine musicians including Gawain Mathews (Mickey Hart, Ben Lee, Tony Furtado), David and Enion Tiller on mandolin and violin (TAARKA), David Phillips (Peter Rowan) dobro and lap steel, Steve Adams (ALO/Nicki Bluhm) on Bass and Rob Hooper (Hot Buttered Rum, Seth Walker) on drums.