Word Shadows and Ghost Notes - 2015

This is my 22nd release. (including the 45’s) But it's kind of a first for me in one regard. On it, I play all the guitar. Out of the 22 tracks 6 are recorded with a trio: Tyler Thomson Upright bass, Tom Chute Drums and myself on Guitar/harmonica/vocals. With a little frattoir, washboard & tambourine thrown in. 13 of the cuts are just harmonica, guitar and vocals. There are 2 harmonica instrumentals and one is a duet with Helen Gillet on cello. 100% AJF original songs.

Other Rooms  - 2012

Other Rooms, the 18th album from New Orleans-based songwriter Andy J Forest, adds another chapter to his portfolio, which he’s quietly built into one of the most impressive songwriting catalogs in the city.

NOtown Story: The Triumph Of Turmoil - 2010

Bluesman Andy J Forest said at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in May, 2011 that he had his guitar made out of boards from his house, which in turn had been made using wood from an old barge. Both live and on his latest album, “NOtown Story: The Triumph of Turmoil,” Forest’s voice sounds almost as weathered as that guitar.

Real Stories  - 2007

Real Stories of love, labor and other man-made catastrophies

Winner of  offBEAT's Best of the Beat award in 2007 for best Blues CD.

Deep Down Under In The Bywater - 2003

As Andy puts it, "This was a Bywater project from the recording sessions at the Truck Farm on St. Calude to the mastering & editing at Piety Street Recoding.

This CD features a fine group of New Orleans musicians including John Fohl, Doug Belote, Jesse Boyd, Sergio Cocchi, Anders Osborne & Lynn Drury.

Sunday Rhumba - 2001

Recorded in November 2000 at Sound Services Recording Studios in New Orleans, LA. Mixed by Mark Hewitt & Anders Osborne. Musicians include Andy J, Marc Adams, Jerry Dugger, Herman Ernest III, John Fohl, Tommy Malone, Kufaru Mouton & Anders Osborne Order online at the Louisiana Music Factory

Live at the Rainbow - 1999

Recorded live at the Rainbow, Ottawa, Canada April 3 & 4, 1998, featuring Tony D and Jerry Dugger

Letter From Hell - 1998

This is the soundtrack of the book of the same title. The songs are interwoven with this strange, contemporary folk tale, tied together with a knotted rope of blues harmonica and unusual lyrics. Order online at the Louisiana Music Factory

Letter From Hell - The Book - 1998

This is the story of five unfortunate musicians. Each one has a cruel and twisted past with sins ranging from murder to prostitution. They are plunged into an afterlife nightmare when they are killed in an explosion and are sent directly to the Devil's blues club located in a suburb of the second ring of Hell. The band's road manager survives the blast only to live through his own personal Hell on Earth. It is a wildly imaginative adventure, dealing with many levels of the human psyche. Buy It Now

Blue Orleans - 1996

"The songs present an uncompromising look at the life of a traveling musician... Also Forest proves his versatility by tackling themes like insanity and growing old. His understated delivery has a poignancy which comes from the heart".
review from Off Beat magazine


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