Dream

by Small Forest

Released 2015
Small Forest
Released 2015
Small Forest
All original, lyrically-driven songs featuring Kuhns & Mattson's captivating blood harmonies, complimented by exceptional fiddle, mandolin, electric guitar, and cello; a unique blend of indie-folk-rock with subtle flavors of jazz and country.
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Small Forest's roots are based on the beautiful Door County peninsula in Wisconsin. The band's songwriting team, Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson perform their original tunes with bass-man Patrick Palmer across the peninsula, throughout the Midwest, and beyond!

"Dream" features Tony Dale on percussion, Tommy Burroughs on fiddle & mandolin, Hans Christian on Cello and Udu, and George Sawyn, Seth Raddatz, and David Walker on electric guitar.

Frack No!

by Small Forest & Marybeth Mattson

Released 2016
Small Forest
Released 2016
Small Forest
#FrackNO is a protest song against the dangerous effects of Fracking on our land and water, imploring you to consider the well-being of future generations.
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Hailing from Door County, Wisconsin, Small Forest performs mostly original indie-folk-pop music throughout the midwest. Featuring tight harmonies made possible by the mother-daughter songwriting team of Marybeth Mattson and Jeanne Kuhns with additional vocals and slick bass by Patrick Palmer.

Beautifully Strange

by Jeanne Kuhns With Lost Mothra

Released 2012
Lost Moth Music
Released 2012
Lost Moth Music

Relative Hunger

by Marybeth Mattson

Released 2012
Independent
Released 2012
Independent
Blending a certain folk sensibility with the energy of pop, and a little country-rock flavor, Marybeth's lyrics reflect a poetic upbringing; her songs, deliberately tangential at times, contain both truth and imagination.
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"Marybeth's music blends a certain folk sensibility with the energy of pop, and a little country-rock flavor. Her lyrics reflect a poetic upbringing; her songs, deliberately tangential at times, contain both truth and imagination."
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My songs are not always easy to interpret, but I hope that people take what they need from them. There are a few songs with obvious lyrics, but I'm a poet by nature, and the truth is flexible for poets. …
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Ghost Ranch

by Jeanne Kuhns

Released 2008
Released 2008
Poetic and honest lyrics delivered with a clear and sensual voice, rising from an earthy alto to angelic falsetto. Layered harmonies, with strong rhythms,and achingly beautiful guitar, cello, piano and sax.
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Door County, Wisconsin's Jeanne Kuhns, weaves mystical lyrics and intriguing musical patterns into a “bluesy progressive folk” mix. She is sonically and stylistically something of a mix of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and an acoustically inclined Bonnie Raitt.” says Crow and Wolf Music. Jeanne says her lyrics often come to her in dreams or while painting. She sings about what matters to her: relationships ,the earth, the magical moments we experience every day, all with …
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Lost Moth : Found

by Jeanne Kuhns

Released 2005
Released 2005
Melodic, acoustic, folk blues with passionate electric guitar and piano carries poetic lyrics with a deep love of the natural world, celebrating the quiet strength of womens courage, passion and humor thru the eyes of an artist.
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Jeanne Kuhns is a folk/blues singer,songwriter, and a passionate performer who conveys to her audiences her love of life and nature. She sings about the experiences that have shaped her life with sensitivity and honesty.

She has been influenced by folk, blues and rock and these threads have been woven into her music. She carries her poetic lyrics to you with a voice that has a private, intimate quality, full and deep yet …
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My Christmas Day

by Jeanne Kuhns & George Sawyn

Released 2009
Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn
Released 2009
Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn
Lovely folk/jazz style arrangements of traditional Christmas carols and several original Christmas songs, simply but stunningly performed with George Sawyn on guitar and Jeanne Kuhns on vocals.
guitar and vocals.
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This album is a collection of 7 traditional Christmas carols arranged by George Sawyn and Jeanne Kuhns in a folk/Jazz style.
Two original Christmas songs of a more contemporary folk style round out the cd and fit well with the traditional songs. Beautiful classical/jazz style guitar, and clear vocals are augmented with some synth flute, oboe, and piano sounds.

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Small Forest is so excited to be attending the FARM Conference in Iowa City, October 19 - 22, 2017! 

 

FARM is Folk Alliance Region Midwest. Please join us and this wonderful musical community!