Guy Forsyth’s latest CD — Unrepentant, Schizophrenic Americana

11 May 2007: Auckland, New Zealand
Guy Forsyth’s latest CD
Unrepentant, Schizophrenic Americana

Guy Forsyth has been a primal force in Austin music for nearly two decades. He is a powerful writer, composer, vocalist, guitarist and harpist — not to mention an accomplished virtuoso of the musical saw. To fully appreciate the scope and depth of his musical talents however, one must see him in person. Recordings do little justice to his live performances. However, this two-CD set, is probably the best of his few forays into recorded live sessions.

It was my very great honor to do the cover(s) for these recordings. The image is a reproduction of the poster that I did in 1996 for his weekly performances at Antone’s — Sunday night gigs that carried the spiritual force of his music in the quietest corner of the weekend. He has been for many years, and remains, my favorite contemporary Austin musician.

New Zealand’s Real Groovy Records

6 November 2005: Danny Garrett was honored to be asked by Real Groovy Records of Auckland, New Zealand, to illustrate that Real Groovy is Everything Under the Sun.

Danny’s poster has appeared in the New Zealand Herald, the Dominion Post and other major NZ newspapers on Sunday, 6 November 2005 as a full page color advertisement. It has also sprung up all over Auckland, in A3 and A0 sizes, plastered on prominent corners, along with other bills for upcoming shows.

Danny was able to incorporate some of his favorite music into this poster. In this image, he’s pointing out a miniature of his portrait of Guy Forsyth, a poster drawn in 1995 for Guy because Danny is enthralled by Guy’s blues, harmonica, and saw-playing-with-a-violin-bow talents.

If you haven’t yet heard Guy’s newest album Love Songs: For & Against then, if you are in NZ, order your copy from Real Groovy. If you are in the US, you can order your copy of Love Songs: For & Against from Waterloo Records, the Real Groovy Records of Texas.