My Story

Forest has been in nationally touring bands since he was 18 years old. As a one man band, he is currently pioneering the Americana Blues genre, drawing influences from roots music across the U.S. 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. His banjo, harmonica, and voice combine to create soulful sounds painting a landscape of the 21st Century American experience.