Friday, October 23, 2009
John Forte Gives A Intimate Performance At CMJ NYC Showcase
via Spinner as reported by David Chiu
Sitting alone on a stool with an acoustic guitar in the Living Room's small performance space, Forté performed several semi-autobiographical songs, including a few from the EP. The intimate yet thought-provoking music was a blend of soul-meets-hip-hop with Forté offering both husky singing and rapping.
In his performance, Forté pulled no punches when it came to describing his feelings. On one of his new songs, 'Nervous,' he rapped: "I even smiled at my mugshot to catch the moment." Yet amid the sometimes gritty, hard-bitten nature of the songs is a life-affirming message, as was the case of the upbeat 'Play My Cards for Me.'
Read more of the article here:
Spinner - John Forté Celebrates His Freedom at CMJ