Recently featured as a performer at the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, alongside folks like Ian Tyson and Colter Wall, Forrest Van Tuyl has just completed his new western music project, An American Forrest. “When Forrest isn’t touring in support of his music, he works as a cowboy in a pack outfit hauling explorers, researchers, and their equipment into the two-million acre expanse of the Wallowa-Whitman Wilderness. Forrest spends as much time on horseback and training horses as he recently has in the studio. As a result, his lyrics are full of contemplative, complex verses that trot and canter as honky tonks and western hymnals.”
His new album O’Bronder, Donder Yonder? was recorded at Mike Coykendall’s Blue Room Studio in Portland, Oregon. Lula 1892 is honored to premiere Van Tuyl’s new song, “Yonder My Love”. With an authentic grit to his vocals and subdued instrumentals, Van Tuyl is reminiscent of a young Steve Earle, though, arguably, Van Tuyl outdoes Earle with his heartfelt and melancholy lyrics.
Enjoy “Yonder My Love” and stay tuned for a full album review!