Some musicians emerge on the music scene in their teens or twenties, releasing their debut records early in their writing and performing careers. AO Forbes lived a rich and accomplished life while quietly nurturing a tender singing voice, serious guitar skills, and a song catalog to be envied. With Simple Magic, a beloved and award winning educator, experienced river rafter, soccer coach, husband and father takes a bold step into the world of music just weeks after his 62nd birthday.
Sitting in the studio with headphones on, I realized I was supposed to create a conversation with the listener. Despite my reverence for James Taylor, just trying to sound like him was not possible. The only choice was to find the courage to be as authentic as possible and to try to craft my songs in a way that might initiate that conversation with the listener. I am excited about the album.
Here it is and thanks for listening. It has been endorsed by none other than my daughter Kate Forbes. She says," I hear it's real good."
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