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 “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 makes you grateful that Forst traded his suits for a guitar." American Blues Scene
About Tom The Suit Forst:
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.
Stream at Apple Music: http://www.SmartUrl.it/WorldOfBrokenHearts
Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6mHPazZstmPIRrcvRtk88w