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Forest Bailey


Armed with one of his various acoustic guitars, Forest Bailey crafts a unique combination of fingerstyle and percussive playing that is all his own. Each song is a musical journey that further shows what two hands and an acoustic guitar can accomplish. He underscores these sonic adventures with a stage presence that exudes every ounce of passion he has for his craft. The smile on his face never fades away, and neither will yours.

Although initially enamored by classic rock and heavy metal in his teenage years, Forest traded cranked-up half stacks and over-driven guitars for solo acoustic guitar in 2015. Upon discovering his new passion for the nuances that a steel string acoustic guitar can create, he quickly found the home for his compositions.

His unorthodox style of playing, which consists of using the body for percussion and strings for bass and melody all at once, has led him to maintaining over 150 concerts a year and performing nationally from California to North Carolina, following suit of his heroes Michael Hedges, Andy Mckee and Jon Gomm, captivating audiences and sharing joy with everyone he encounters. Most recently, Forest has developed his technique on the Harp Guitar, an instrument comprised of a standard guitar and six extra sub-bass strings.

Tickets are $15 general admission. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

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