Singer/songwriter working in multiple genres, including alternative, country, folk, pop, comedy, theater and children's. A four-time Grammy nominee.

Latest News

"The Cars" was featured on NPR's "Car Talk" on 1/28/12. (Though not posted on Broadjam you can find it on iTunes or CDBaby.)

"So Gone" entered the Alternative Country Top Ten list on 1/21/12.

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JOHN FORSTER is an award-winning songwriter, humorist and record producer whose work encompasses the worlds of singer-songwriting, musical theater and children's entertainment.

As a recording artist John's 1994 debut album "Entering Marion" (on Philo/Rounder) got an Indie Award HM (the independent record labels' Grammy) for Best Comedy Album. Many of his witty topical songs have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition." His songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Rosanne Cash, Judy Collins, Christine Lavin and the late Dave Van Ronk, among many others. The song "Entering Marion" is included in Dr. Demento's "50 Greatest Novelty Songs Of All Time." John is also co-author of The BSAT Official Study Guide, a rude parody of the SAT from Running Press.

As a writer and producer of bright, sassy music for children John has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, most recently for the Tom Chapin album "Some Assembly Required." Other children's albums include "Family Tree," "This Pretty Planet," "Give Peas A Chance," "Billy The Squid" and a dozen more. He has produced records for everyone from the Olsen Twins to the original "tot rock" band, Rosenshontz.

His musicals includes the regional theater favorite "Eleanor-An American Love Story" (licensed through Rodgers & Hammerstein) as well as "Into The Light" on Broadway and the Off Broadway revues "Pretzels" and "A Good Swift Kick." His latest is "Mariel," an Afro-Cuban immigration story commissioned by the Cincinnati Playhouse. His scores for young audiences include the perennial "How To Eat Like A Child," one of the most widely produced children's shows in the country (licensed through Samuel French, Inc.), as well as book and lyrics for "Freaky Friday" with composer Mary Rodgers.


over 30 days ago to John Forster

Pretty great :D

over 30 days ago to John Forster

Excellence, all the way around

Julia Schmidt
over 30 days ago to John Forster

Hello! Angels we have heard on high sounds really cool... Love the vocals/ harmony..... The music is great as well! I am working on posting a couple Christmas tunes soon.... So this song caught my eye... Great job! Many Blessings... Julia Schmidt

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John Forster
over 30 days ago

Thanks, Julia. So glad you like it!

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