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Chris Forsyth

Rock and improvisational guitarist and composer based in Philadelphia

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Chris Forsyth

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to guitarist and composer Chris Forsyth. His music is expansive, based in a roots rock structure and wide enough to explore and experiment. Forsyth is an intuitive guitarist and collaborator, as heard on some of the longer songs on this album and on the live recordings exclusively available on his Bandcamp site.

You'll go deeper with an excerpt from and a link to an article by John Vettese on NPR Music.


"Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today" by Chris Forsyth
2019 | Rock and improvisational guitarist and composer based in Philadelphia


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All Time Present finds Forsyth pulling back the reins while also reaching further than he has before, exploring new stylistic realms (windswept desert rock on "The Past Ain't Passed") and revisiting earlier compositions ("New Paranoid Cat") with fresh aplomb. It's his first release credited solely to his own name since 2013, but it's also very much a product of band chemistry.

We hear that on the opening "Tomorrow Might As Well Be Today," which serves as the theme music of sorts for this double-LP opus. One can imagine opening credits rolling over a spacious highway while listening, and though Forsyth's octave-dancing main lick is the initial sound that hits our ears, the resounding piano accents from Shawn E. Hansen and driving drums by Ryan Jewell are every bit as essential to the song.

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