Falcon Ridge Folk Festival–Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase!

I am happy to say that I have been selected to perform at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival to be one of 24 Emerging Artists! The Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase will take place Friday, July 31 from noon to 4 pm.

Exciting Mothers Day Weekend in Brooklyn

I’m looking forward to coming up to NYC to play the Bayou-n-Brooklyn Festival, at the =”http://jalopy.biz”>Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. I’ll be playing with Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew and Yvette Landry Friday through Sunday evening, and teaching Cajun fiddle workshops during the day. You can get a pass for the whole weekend for $50. For more info, and where to buy tickets and/or admission to the workshops, check out the workshops. My tour dates now link to Jalopy’s and the Bayou-n-Brooklyn websites.

It’s a New Year, and Onward We Indiegogo…

The new year, 2015, is upon us, and there are now a whole bunch of new dates on the calendar. And I’ve started work on a couple of new CDs, both of which feature my fiddle work. One is a Cajun record; the other is a CD of fiddle tunes and country songs.

This means studios, musicians, and paying for the privilege of having them recorded, and having them record me. With big help from Louie Ludwig, there is now a video talking all about it. You can see it at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gina-forsyth-s-new-fiddle-cd/x/9177376 There are a bunch of cool perks, from song downloads to CDs to pie recipes. If none of that makes you want to sign onto Indiegogo, then please share the word. There’s still another few weeks to go before this campaign ends; the goal is to have this CD (and any others) funded by Mardi Gras.

Daily Gazette (NY)

Forsyth to play a few Cajun tunes at folk festival
Jazz is boss in New Orleans.

That puts folk singer Gina Forsyth in the musical minority.

“There’s always been a little bit of a songwriters’ scene,” said Forsyth, a longtime New Orleans resident, in a telephone interview. “It’s not really a folk scene, it’s always like R&B or pop or something else.

“Anybody who does folk music in New Orleans really has to do other things as well,” she added.

“Lucky for me, I play fiddle and I’m very much in love with Cajun music. So I play a lot of Cajun music and do a lot of fiddle gigs as well.”

Forsyth will have both fiddle and guitar at the ready on Sunday, when she performs at the GottaGetGon folk music festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds off Prospect Street in Ballston Spa.

Saratogian (NY)

Folks pick and sing at annual festival

Musician and singer/songwriter Gina Forsyth, who hails from New Orleans, was among the first to take the GottaGetGon stage during the Saturday morning sampler concert. She plays fiddle and guitar, performing songs the festival program described as unpretentious and heartwarming.

She categorized “Sparrows,” from her album “Promised Land,” as Appalachian New Age Gospel, the story of a sad heart lifted like birds’ wings from the weary world. The lively “We Shall Be Reborn” drew much applause for its lyrics and Forsyth’s fiddling:

“Someday, we’ll look back at the days of yore,

And the soldiers come home four by four.

We’ll say we’ve had enough of war.”