A noteworthy solo performer will always give you pause, no matter what they are doing. The kind of pause that sticks your feet to the ground and transfixes your gaze. You don’t always know when it’ll happen, but when it does its completely unforgettable. That’s what you get when you see Forest Bailey play live at Guillermo’s Coffee House& Roastery on January 4th!
Armed with one of his various acoustic guitars, he crafts a unique combination of fingerstyle and percussive playing that is all his own. Drawing from various influences like Michael Hedges, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, and The Beatles, each song is a musical journey that further shows what two hands and an acoustic guitar can accomplish. Within each song, the musical moments he sets up make your heart a little warmer, tickle your eardrums, and invite you to groove right along with Forest. 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.
Forest Bailey uses an unorthodox technique that involves using the body of a steel string acoustic to create melody, bass, and percussion all at once. This “percussive fingerstyle” technique draws out the full range of an acoustic guitar’s sonic possibilities. Forest has entertained across the United States in venues such as Coffee Gallery in Los Angeles, California, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, the Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina as well as countless wineries, breweries, and restaurants. He has toured with Canadian guitarist Adam Crossman, Colombian guitarist Oscar Mendez, and performed alongside other fingerstyle players such as Adrian Bellue, Andrew Gorny, Kat Gruvs, and Mark Kroos.
You can find Forest on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook—and now, on the Guillermo’s Coffee House & Roastery stage in Little Rock, Arkansas. Don’t miss this incredible, live music event.
At The Canopy Apartments in Little Rock, Arkansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, January 4, 2019—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Guillermo’s Coffee House & Roastery
10700 North Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212