Singer/songwriter Anthony Bautovich (The Orange Humble Band, The Lonelyhearts) has released the single ‘About You’ from the upcoming 4 track EP with his alt country combo, The Forresters. Fans of Tom Petty, The Jayhawks and Wilco will be enamoured with the three original Forresters songs and their stunning version of the Gillian Welch track, ‘The Way it Will Be’.
Joining Bautovich on vocals are three of this country’s finest female singers - Brielle Davis (Not Good with Horses), Katie Brianna and Nashville based Emma Swift.
‘About You’ features performances by a stellar line-up of musicians including Matt Galvin (Perry Keyes) on guitar, Cameron Bruce (Paul Kelly) on keyboards, Jason Walker (Jason Walker & The Tender Mercies) on pedal steel, Nick Kennedy (Imperial Broads) on drums, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks) on bass, Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) on mandolin and Charlie Owen (The Beasts of Bourbon) on guitar.
Acclaimed Sydney producers Michael Carpenter and Wayne Connolly have both produced two of the tracks. ‘About You’ is a taster for the The Forresters upcoming album release in March 2020.
The video clip for ‘About You’ was shot during an art exhibition opening at Bautovich’s Art Gallery – Home@735 - located in his terrace house in Redfern. www.homeat735.com.au
Anthony will be travelling to the US in July to mix the album with American indie producer Mitch Easter (REM, Pavement, Wilco) at his Fidelitorium studio in North Carolina.
Stream The Forresters’ version of the Gillian Welch song, ‘The Way it Will Be’
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“…Sydney outfit the Forresters were formed by singer-songwriter Anthony Bautovich of the critically acclaimed Oz ensemble The Orange Humble Band…it's a cool-sounding EP, and will surely find a home with the alt.country audience that is so enamoured of Vigilantes of Love and Golden Smog…” - Maverick (UK)
“…bright harmonies, guitars that really should be pouring out of open car windows, joy in a Teenage Fanclub / Jayhawks vein…”Americana UK
…it's a luscious mixture of pop, rock, r'n'b, and country, tantalising and exploratory. It never rests on it's laurels: the songs develop and change as they progress, new elements continually introduced, new echoes from rock's rich tapestry setting off gentle footfalls down the passageways of memory…”Nick West - Bucketfull of Brains (UK)
… regardless of vogue, there's always a place for a band like The Forresters…” - Amplifier Magazine (U.S.A)