The self-titled debut album from The Foresters is a mixture of folk, gospel, and rock that proves it doesn’t take much to bring songs to life. The two-man collaboration of Nicholas Petersen and Tim Wildsmith recorded the entire project in three days, purposely keeping things simple and organic.
“We didn’t want it to sound too perfect,” Petersen explains when describing why they kept several first takes and avoided endless overdubs. “We wanted it to sound like us.”
That sound is made up of layered vocals, rootsy acoustic guitars, and upright pianos. Other than a few percussion tracks, everything on the album was played by the two friends. “We wanted to be able to perform the whole album live without having to go hire a band,” says Wildsmith.
Those live sets are one of their strengths. With passion and sincerity they pour themselves into each song. “I love these songs. I love Nicholas. And I love that we get to do this,” Tim says.
“We’re having a lot of fun,” Nicholas adds. “We hope people are blessed
Introducing… The Foresters.