"'Harlequin Goodnight' is altogether a quiet joy in a raucous world." John Davy - No Depression
"Coming from San Francisco's Bay Area, it seems only right and fitting that Forest Sun's music should be of a relaxed and sunny disposition. He generally plays gigs with just himself, his acoustic guitar and his sidekick Ingrid Serban to provide the sweetest backing vocals. For this recording there's not a whole lot added to the sound, really, or perhaps I should say that for the most part the addition of drums, keyboards and bass manage to enhance his sound without fundamentally changing it.`
Occasionally a cello comes in strongly to give some sombre depth to the music but mostly it's Forest Sun's own fine style on the acoustic guitar that defines things. He plays like a real folkie, able to pick notes, strum chords and slap the strings or the box (sometimes, it seems, all simultaneously) - ever conscious of the thread of music in his head but always, somehow, at ease and relaxed.
Forest seems to be one of those fortunate people (and I reckon they generally live in benign climates) who carries an air of unworried, unflustered ease with him and this is carried into his music. His songs flow easily and beautifully even when dealing with... more credits released November 10, 2016
Steve Adams - upright and acoustic bass Michael Messer - drums Forest Sun - vocals, guitar, Wurlitzer (1), piano, drums (10) Jonathan Sundeen-electric bass (10) Matt Henry Cunitz- hammond organ (6) Trevor Wheetman - hammond organ (10) David Phillips- dobro (7) Michael Kott-cello (4) Sean Hayes-vocals (2) Larkin Gayl-vocals (1,6) Joy Voeth-vocals (5) Zach Blizzard-vocals (3) Michael Winger- wurlitzer (5), e-bowed acoustic guitar (2)
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Produced by Michael Winger and Forest Sun Engineered and Mixed by Michael Winger Mastered by Mike Wells Recorded at Flying Kitchen Studios, San Francisco, CA Except track (10) recorded at Sage Art Studios Arlington, WA engineered by Mathew Gephardt Cello on track (4) recorded at 4th world studios in Santa Fe, NM engineered by Bill Boaz,