My Story

Slinging banjo, guitar, harmonica, kick-drum and a high-hat, 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.


Forest began his journey as a professional musician in Rhode Island over a decade ago,
drumming in nationally touring bands. After moving across the country to Tacoma, Washington,
Forest picked up the banjo and became a regional favorite as the frontman of several bluegrass
bands including Barleywine Revue and the Rusty Cleavers.


Forest has been an active solo musician for over five years, with two solo albums leaving
listeners awestruck at the meeting of dynamic lyricism and raw musicianship.