Forest Beutel is a soulful one-man band slinging banjo, guitar, harmonica, kick drum, and a hi-hat, creating a dynamic Americana Blues sound. 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, making a twangy upbeat atmosphere that engages a crowd and gets folks on their feet.
Forest began his journey as a professional musician over a decade ago as a drummer in nationally touring punk bands in Rhode Island. After moving across country to Tacoma, Washington, Forest picked up the banjo and became a regional favorite as the frontman of a few bluegrass bands. As a one man band, Forest is currently pioneering the Americana Blues genre, drawing influences from roots music across the U.S., playing a variety of originals and covers from uptempo bluegrass songs to down tempo delta blues.