Blacktop Forest was the result of a merger of the remnants of two previous bands. Rob, Erik, and Mike started a band called Cavern that played a lot of Phish covers and some original music as well. George and Brian were in a band called The Bluestones, which covered many classic rock hits. Through times of band trouble, Rob and Erik ended up meeting up with Brian for some jam sessions and eventually decided they wanted to make something of it. After trying out multiple drummers, the band came in contact with George. The name Blacktop Forest was then founded. After deciding the band needed a little more sound, they inducted Mike as a member of Blacktop Forest, thus giving you the 5 member strong Blacktop Forest you know today.
The band started out small, writing a few originals and playing some smaller shows. Soon the band began making money playing several local bars, and even made a few appearances at the legendary Toad's Place of New Haven, CT.
Keep and eye out for us, we are writing several new originals and learning some new covers and we plan on playing many gigs this year.