Forest Beutel, the Freeborn Man: a boot-stompin' Americana Blues One-man band
Slinging banjo, guitar, and harmonica, Forest Beutel builds a twangy upbeat atmosphere that engages a crowd and gets folks on their feet. A modern day ramblin’ man, Beutel's voice blends the high lonesome sounds of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt with gruff baritone vibrations akin to Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. He is a regional favorite as the front-man of several Washington bluegrass bands including Anderson Lake Swamp Thing and the Rusty Cleavers. Forest’s performances and three solo albums leave listeners awestruck at the meeting of dynamic lyricism and raw musicianship.