Guy Forsyth, Austin’s Under Appreciated Music Talent
Transplanted from Kansas City to Austin in 1990 Guy Forsyth has journeyed from a tip seeking blues singer in the 311 Club to a diversified artist commonly seen at venues around Austin like The Saxon Pub, Marias’ Tacos, The Cactus Café and The Oasis. With a powerful voice able reach every seat in the house unassisted and a instrumental repertoire including the harmonica, ukulele, singing saw, acoustic, electric and slide guitar Guy has captured the attention of many music lovers in Austin. Accompanied on the stage by the ambidextrous Will Landin on the bass guitar and tuba along with Rob Harper on the drums and cajon, the trio always communicate an easy going mood and offer a humorous show.
Although commonly in the top ten in multiple categories in the Austin Chronicle’s music poll, usually number one on my ballot, and even winning the Austin’s Music Award for best male vocalist in 2005 Guy Forsyth seems to remain one of Austin most under appreciated artists. I have probably watched him perform about fifteen times and have been impressed each and every time. This picture was taken at the Blanton Museum in 2008. If you have not have a chance to watch this amazing band I promise it will be well worth your time and effort.