"...Forst’s voice weaves its way through it all, calmly reassuring, but also with intent and intensity. But eventually you begin to notice the other elements. The electric banjo, courtesy of Forst, bobs beneath the track, like waves lapping against the side of a boat. Background vocals subtly augment his own, giving some selective punch, without drowning Forst out. It’s a credit both to Forst and to producer Ethan Isaac."


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The Reviews are in on The Suit's New Album: "World of Broken Hearts!" 

"Whether it’s the overtly bluesy stuff– and opener “Late Night Train” has more than a hint of Bonamassa in the lead playing, or the dirtier, more raw “I’m Not Over You Yet” – a real highlight – or the gorgeous, gentle, but regret filled title track, this really is from the very top draw."  Maximum Volume Magazine

"EPs can feel like speed dating. Artists are trying to get across their essence in a few pithy moments. It’s not just a hard thing to do, it’s arguably impossible. Yet Forst has managed it here, wisely selecting strong songs that, while thematically similar, also spotlight his range. Also helping things are stellar performances, all of it making you grateful that Forst traded his suits for a guitar."  American Blues Scene

Catch the "Late Night Train" Video, from The Suit's New Album: "World of Broken Hearts," that broke 200K+ views in the first 3 weeks of being released. Premiered exclusively by American Blues Scene!

Catch the Late Night Train on You Tube -

225K views and counting!

2018 Blues Hall of Fame Artist


"Rock on. Proud to have been with you every step of the way!"   

Beehive Queen of Rock n Blues Christine Ohlman (SNL House Band)


Tom The Suit Forst, a lifelong musician whose style has been called a cross between Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Walsh, will release his new album "World of Broken Hearts" on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020. The 5-song EP features guest vocalists Christine Ohlman, Ethan Isaac, guitarist Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter Band), guitarist Ryan Hommel (Amos Lee Band), blues harp player James Montgomery, and drummer Travis McNabb (Sugarland, Better Than Ezra).


A music video for "Late Night Train is to be released in January 2020. The video, co-directed by Marc Alan with Director of Photography John Shyloski, was filmed in the streets of Harlem, and in the New York City subway. A second feature video has been filmed at the historic Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, CT, stylized as a modern take on "The Last Waltz." The song and video feature a duet vocal performance by Tom Forst with vocal powerhouse Christine Ohlman.


Tom The Suit Forst is an artist with an impressive resume for someone who didn't start his professional music career until the age of 57. He had been a corporate media executive for a major television company until the day he and his wife paid the last college tuition bill for their children. With that, Tom enacted a plan that was several years in the making - he became a full time musician and recording artist.


His unique story, which has been chronicled by Forbes Magazine, as well as by television news programs, radio and newspapers, has included a solo album produced by Grammy winner Paul Nelson, and being inducted into the New York and Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame. In 2018, he started a weekly podcast called "Chasing the Blues," which just completed its fiftieth episode, the finale of its Season One. The podcast, endorsed by the Blues Foundation, explores the history and impact of the blues as world music, and features interviews with other blues artists such as Mike Zito, Anthony Gomes and Joe Louis Walker.


At 69 years of age, Tom The Suit Forst has no intention of slowing down. With the release of "World of Broken Hearts," The Suit, as he is often called by fans, plans to tour straight through 2020, including a second tour of China, where he first visited in 2018. Tom is currently endorsed by Occhinerri Guitars, Eastwood Guitars, and JoYo Technology.

I live every note that I play and breathe every lyric that I write. To have others be touched by my music is the ultimate reward."   

Tom The Suit Forst

American Bluesman and Blues-Rock Journeyman, Guitarist and Songwriter Tom The Suit Forst is one of the most riveting and electrifying performers on the modern blues scene. 

"I live every note that I play and breathe every lyric that I write. To have others be touched by my music is the ultimate reward."   Tom The Suit Forst

"Rock on. Proud to have been with you every step of the way!"   Beehive Queen of Soul Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live Band)



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News From The Suit

February 14, 2020

Tom The Suit Forst announces his news blues-rock EP "World of Broken Hearts" out now on Apple Music, Spotify, and wherever music is streamed.

The Reviews are in:

"I like this — it has attitude. Tom “the Suit” Forst is a musician who started his career at 57 & is now 69. OK maybe I shouldn’t mention age but hell, this guy’s music is a blues ass-kicker." Americana Highways

"Whether it’s the overtly bluesy stuff– and opener “L...

January 29, 2020

Nuevo video musical de blues para la nueva canción "Late Night Train" Now end YouTube de Tom Forst

January 24, 2020

Tom The Suit Forst released the new music video for his song "Late Night Train," exclusively premiered by American Blues Scene Magazine on January 21, 2020, and now on YouTube. 

From American Blues Scene: 

December 18, 2019

In a special 50th episode of his popular weekly podcast "Chasing the Blues," Tom Forst celebrated the end of season 1, along with announcing plans for Season 2 to begin in January 2020. The episode featured interview clips from throughout the first season, with blues artists like Mike Zito Anthony Gomes, and Albert Catiglia. The podcast also included a leaked song from Tom's new album "World of Broken Hearts," which is to be r...

April 2, 2019

Tom The Suit Forst is proud to announce a new endorsement deal with guitar pedal and musical equipment manufacturer Joyo Technology.

"The thing I have to say about Joyo is that I actually use their product on my touring pedal board. I look for pedals that have a unique or natural sound character. They're also not really expensive, which makes them accessible to anyone, but they're well made, with interesting design features, so...

March 13, 2019

Tom The Suit Forst's song "Cross Your Border" is now available on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and other streaming outlets. The video for the song has passed 12,000 views and continues to build steam.

Featuring daunting images of the US-Mexican border wall, as well as people cau...

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