The 5th Annual Texas Road Rash Inline Skate is April 5-6, 2008. As the inline skaters come in at the finish, cheer them on and listen to a free live concert from Austin singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth.
Forsyth (vocals, acoustic, electric, & slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele, singing saw), along with Will Landin (bass/tuba) and Rob Hooper (drums/Cajon), bring a unique mixture of styles such as folk, rock, country, and Tin Pan Alley to create a sound thatâ€™s as heterogeneous, raw and compelling as America itself.
Forsyth has been awarded an Austin Music Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2005, as well as numerous other AMAâ€™s over the years in categories such as Blues and Best Miscellaneous Instrument Player (singing saw), among others. Last yearâ€™s 2-disc live record, Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana, was received very well by critics and fans alike.
In the past year, Forsyth has stepped up his touring significantly to reach fans in the Southwest, Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest United States, as well as continuing to play in Europe several times each year. Guy has been featured in a number of large festivals recently, including the Austin City Limits Music Fest in 2005 and 2007 (Austin), High Sierra Music Festival (Northern California), Los Alamos Festival (New Mexico), BBQ & Blues Festival (New York), Tonder Festival (Denmark), and Rhythm â€˜nâ€™ Blues Festival (Belgium). He will continue broadening his tour base throughout 2008, taking his live show to new cities and festivals. His confirmed appearances upcoming this year include Chicagoâ€™s American Music Festival, the Ottowa Blues Fest, Kerrville Folk Festival and Rochesterâ€™s Bricktown Festival. Forsyth has opened for and shared the stage with musicians such as BB King, Ray Charles, Lucinda Williams, Jimmy Vaughn, Dr. John, Robert Cray, among many others.