Guy Forsyth Biography

USA. From the mid-90s, Forsyth’s guitar playing and singing became well known to blues fans in and around Austin, Texas, where as sideman or leader or solo artist he was very active. Among bands with which he has worked is the Austin-based Asylum Street Spankers, appearing on 2000’s Spanker Madness. Forsyth’s repertoire, while couched in the blues form, ranges widely and incorporates elements of rock, R&B, folk, jazz and contemporary pop. His working band in the mid-90s included Keith Bradley (guitar), Gil ‘T’ (bass) and Rich Chilleri (drums). In addition to his fiery guitar playing and smoky singing, Forsyth also plays lean harmonica. His recordings show him to be a dedicated player with the ability to work his band, and by extension his listeners, into an enthusiastic lather. He also composes songs, several of which appear on his albums, as do songs he has co-composed with other Austin-based musicians. In the early 00s he formed his own label, Small & Nimble Records.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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