Enamored by the electric guitar after hearing classic rock as a child, Forest Bailey’s musical path made a sudden turn after hearing Jon Gomm’s “Passion- flower.” These days, instead of cranked up amps, Bailey relies on an unorthodox technique that involves using the body of a steel string acoustic to create melody, harmony, and percussion all at once. This “percussive fingerstyle” technique draws out the full range of an acoustic guitar’s sonic possibilities. Based in Roseville, Bailey has entertained up and down the West Coast from L.A. to Portland, each time captivating audiences with his expressive playing. He is currently playing around Northern California. You can find Forest on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.