• October 22, 2014

Guy Forsyth plays at CAC tonight

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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 4:30 am

TEMPLE — The Music Brew and BBQ series sponsored by Lone Star Beer and Schoepf’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que will bring Americana singer Guy Forsyth to the Cultural Activities Center at 7:30 p.m. today.

Forsyth has performed solo, as well as with his band.

Not only does he sing, but he can play the acoustic, electric and slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele and the singing saw — just to name a few.

The Austin-area artist began his career at age 16 by learning to play the harmonica. Inspired by Robert Johnson, Forsyth picked up the guitar as well. During college, he found the genre he wanted to play: gritty, organic folk and blues.

Over the course of his career, Forsyth has won the Austin Music Award for Best Male Vocalist in 2005.

He also won awards in the Blues and Best Miscellaneous Instrument Player (for the singing saw) categories.

Forsyth has appeared at several music festivals including Austin City Limits Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival in California, Los Alamos Festival in New Mexico, BBQ and Blues Festival in New York. He has played internationally at the Tonder Festival in Denmark and the Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Festival in Belgium.

Last year, he released a two-disc live record titled “Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana.”

Tickets are available at www.cacARTS.org and at the door. There will be a preshow dinner of smoked turkey, cucumber salad and cheese potatoes from 6 to 7:15 p.m. for $12. Complimentary Lone Star Beer will be available before the concert and during dinner.

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