(February 21, 2018) – Factory Underground Recording Artist Tom The Suit Forst has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, a national organization established on March 31, 1999. The Hall of Fame seeks to “present and preserve the history of Blues Music, a unique American heritage art form, by inducting, promoting and honoring Legendary Blues Artists, Master Blues Artists, and Great Local Blues Artists of the world.”
The Suit, who is originally from the Hartford, CT area and now lives in Old Saybrook CT, was inducted into the New York chapter as well as the Connectitcut chapter, a surprise that was revealed to him during the induction ceremony. The ceremony was held before a sold-out show at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford on February 8, 2018.
8 years ago, Tom was a corporate VP who quit it all to pursue his music career full-time. He had just paid the last college tuition bill for his three children, and that was the day Thomas Forst put the pedal to the metal on a life-long dream. Now, Tom The Suit Forst has released his solo debut “On Fire,” with Factory Underground Records – produced by Grammy-winner Paul Nelson, producer to the great Johnny Winter. The blues-based rock album, ON FIRE, is comprised of eight highly personal originals and three classic covers and has received International airplay!
According to Forst, “This award is such an honor for me. I live every note that I play and breathe every lyric that I write. To have others be touched by my music is the ultimate reard.”