Forrest McDonald began filming his video book in 2020. 50 chapters are on his YouTube Channel
Blues In a Bucket was on the charts 5 months and was nominated for a grammy
Forrest McDonald’s music doesn’t need anyone’s stamp of approval. It’s “Certified Blue” through and through. Blues Revue 20th Anniversary Issue ~ By Michael Kinsman
Forrest This is blues, top-notch and worthy of a spot among the greats. I recommend “Turnaround Blues” highly to one and all with no exceptions. Bill Wilson – Reflections in Blue
“Certified Blue” received great reviews from Living Blues (40th Anniversary Issue) and Blues Revue’s 20th Anniversary Issue. Certified Blue – a warm, R&B soaked slice of Texas Blues with a classic Chicago club vibe.
Just Plain Folks Winner for Blues Song of the year”Going Back To Memphis” on the Colorblind CD
Just Plain Folks Winner for Blues CD of the year.” “Spirit of the blues” CD
Just Plain Folks 2017 Nomination for Blues CD of the year & Blues Song of the year for Turnaround Blues
2015 River City Blues Society IBC winners 32nd International Blues Challenge semi-finalist Memphis 1/29/2016
Forrest is in the Boston R&R Hall of Fame.
He was awarded the title of Best Modern Southern Guitarist by Real Blues Magazine.
His band was voted best Southern Blues Band for three years in a row by Real Blues Magazine.
Forrest McDonald has performed with Debbie Davies and Bonnie Bramlett
Forrest’s Finger Licking Blues CD and Spirit of the Blues won blues CD of the year awards.
Forrest McDonald has recorded with the Legendary Bobby Womack
He has swapped licks with blues guitar greats such as Dwayne Allman, Johnny
Winter, Jeff Beck, Bob Margolin, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page and Roy Gaines
“Certified Blue” received great reviews from Living Blues (40th Anniversary Issue.)
Forest McDonald has recorded with the Legendary Doris Troy
Just Plain Folks Winner for Blues Song of the year Work Work on What’s it Gonna take?
Forrest has received airplay on 1,494 stations reaching a total of 17,824,400 listeners
Forrest’s fan base is world-wide.
Forrest McDonald has recorded with the Legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm.