“Forsythe has mined his own history to forge a unique Northern Honky Tonk Mythos.” – Aaron Jentzen, PGH City Paper (June 17, 2009)
Slim Forsythe hails from the Northern Tier Counties of the Great Keystone State of Pennsylvania.
For 12 years he’s been performing Classic Country Western, Mountain Gospel, Bluegrass and Rockabilly music with a variety of bands and musicians at honky tonks, night clubs and other venues throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania including appearing for the last 3 years on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney on Groundhog’s Day. Slim has traveled across the United States performing in Champaign, Illinois; Sioux City, Iowa; Denver, Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Las Vegas, Nevada; Sedona, Arizona; Nashville, Tennessee; Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; Rochester and Wellsville, New York; and many more.
Slim has appeared six times on KDKA TV’s Pittsburgh Today LIVE Morning Show; and made numerous radio appearances on The Saturday Light Brigade, The River’s Edge, WYEP, WEDO, CMU’s WRCT, Pitt’s WPTS, The Big Ray Edwards Show on WKFB, The Wheeling Jamboree on WWVA, and more;
In September, 2014, Slim Forsythe was inducted into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame at a Festival and Ceremony in Lemars, Iowa.
In addition to his loving renditions of the classics of the Great American Songbook, Slim has written over 30 original compositions and recorded and released 2 full-length records: Bury Me Up On That Northern Tier in 2009 and Down On My Knees At Nied’s Hotel Again in 2011. In November of 2016 Get Hip Recordings released Slim Forsythe’s Greatest Hits.
In 2014 Slim teamed up with Grammy-Award-winning sound recording engineer, Dino Gabriel DiStefano to create Live From Nied’s Hotel, a Country Music TV Show starring Pittsburgh’s Notorious Country Heck Hounds, those Beagle Brothers, with Special Guest Star, Molly Alphabet, which since December of 2015 has aired five times on Pittsburgh’s PBS Station, WQED, Channel 13. In August of 2016 Live From Nied’s Hotel was nominated for an EMMY by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
Former lives: Attorney, Novelist, Performance Auditor, Maker of Zippo Lighters and Dresser Pipe Couplings, Warehouseman, Oil Field Roustabout, Janitor, Life Insurance Salesman, Beer Distributor Night Shift, Book Store Clerk, Apartment Building Concierge, House Painter, Light Hauler, Saxophone and Keyboards, Typewriter Cleaner, Radio Show Host, and a few other things back in there somewhere…
Header photo by Heather Mull