Forrest VanTuyl is a Western Songwriter who has spent a lot of time alone.
When he does roll into town, he brings with him words and rhythms that can only be found trotting on the backs of half broke horses, up steep canyons, looking for cows and trying to outrun storms. Forrest grew up in Washington State and now finds his home at an end-of-the-road-County in Northeast Oregon where the hippies and cowboys can still be found hanging out in dive bars and theatres alike. His Western Music, like that of many of his influences, is about both the beauty and the harshness of the lifestyle he enjoys. More than that however, Forrest’s music is about what comes
to the mind and settles in the heart while you’re waiting on that heifer to calve or that horse to hook on. Forrest’s work has been published by the New York Times, featured by the US Forest Service, and he is regular performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.