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Heath Forbes / Bio

Nashville, TN based country rocker Heath Forbes has never aspired to be the next version of anybody. He just wants to be the first version of himself. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Heath was first drawn to music by blues based rock & roll bands like Led Zeppelin, Cinderella, and even Jerry Lee Lewis. This was not the norm for a kid growing up in the mid 90's. While attending the Univ. of Louisiana (Monroe) on a football scholarship, Heath began playing in local bands. During this time he became influenced by Southern based alt-rock bands like Better than Ezra and Drivin N Cryin. His band was regulars on the college scenes of Louisiana and surrounding states. After graduating college Forbes took his music to New Orleans. In the dark and gritty life of the Crescent City his songwriting flourished and after the hurricane of 2005, Forbes left New Orleans and relocated to Shreveport. By this time, his musical style had began to morph into more of a country sound. He fell right in with the Texas music movement happening across the state line. Playing dive bars with bands like Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers Band, and other red dirt artists, Heath found his niche. After some time in Shreveport, countless hours in bars, and thousands of miles on the road, Forbes was ready to make the move to Nashville. Some say hes a bit wild, but shouldn't be swayed by the rock & roll vibe, Forbes has solid country roots. Heavily influenced by eclectic country artists like Steve Earle, Jerry Reed, and Dwight Yoakam and in typical Nashville fashion, Forbes packed up everything he owned into a small trailer and moved to Music City. Since moving to Nashville, Forbes has surrounded himself with some great musicians and produced what some say is his best recording to date. The album “Caught in the Middle & a Little Between...” was released in the Spring of 2010 to positive reviews.

General Info

Band Members
Heath Forbes - Guitars/Vocals, Brian Troester - Guitars, Avery Gardner - Bass, Marshall Wiedner - Drums
Artist Name
Heath Forbes
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/heathforbes
Active Since
01/00
Genres
Americana / Rock / Country

Contact Info

Location
Nashville, TN

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