Forrest sings of the changing of seasons. Forrest VanTuyl performs "Rockjack" during the "New Visions" show at the 2022 Wild Ride.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Forrest VanTuyl is a songwriter and poet from Goldendale, Washington. Much of his work is based on years spent packing mules and cowboying in the steep, remote, alpine and canyon country of Wallowa County, Oregon. Early on, he paid for his songwriting and wandering addiction with all sorts of jobs, from tugboat deckhand to sheep dairyman, lawn mower to potato harvester operator, but when he got on a horse in the Wallowa Mountains, he never left. No Depression said of his music, “These are the real cowboy blues–long stretches of road, loneliness, inscrutable feelings and people.” Forrest has toured the United States and Europe extensively, performed at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, written music for the US Forest Service, and been published in the New York Times.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater on Apr. 2, 2022
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