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FOREST CREATURE is a project born out of friendship and long standing mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia & John Ludington.

Ten brand new songs by Seth Faergolzia (New York) and John Ludington (California) have been written, recorded and are presently being mixed down! We're so excited to share them and take them on tour but first we need a little help getting the project off the ground.

We've named it Forest Creature. We're both known for unusual song structures and lyric content, so when we started writing in late November 2012, we were careful not to overstep boundaries into eccentricity.  Rest assured we have not compromised our art by any stretch of the imagination.   It's some foot stomping weirdness to be sure.

In a way you could say Forest Creature has been an entity for a long time.  It just needed the right environment to evolve into these 10 songs and this European tour. We have been influencing each other for two decades and numerous people have noted our similarities over the years. When we finally decided to collaborate this past fall the WAV files started flying back and forth between CA and NY and piece by piece the Forest Creature was assembled.

We're playing three shows in NY and then the month of March is packed with shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Italy as well as a few other countries. See Forest Creature live if you can!  While singing and playing acoustic guitar and bass we'll also be playing an array of foot percussion and live electronics as well.   I can't wait!  

Writing and recording this album has been full of unexpected surprises. It's like making a scientific discovery with every song because I didn't find what I was looking for.  I found something better.

So if this project sounds like something you'd like to support please make a pledge that fits your budget.  Remember, if you are going to get a copy anyway, this method is the most helpful way to do it!

- John

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Once the album is successfully funded it will be mastered and printed and we'll be off to Europe, finding our way from show to show. With any luck we'll make it back in one piece! Touring is not always a piece of cake. Sometimes you end up on a couch at 4AM with a beer puddle on the floor and a cat trying to make friends with you. We'd like to think we'll land on our feet but make no mistake, no matter what happens we're doing it for the love of art first.

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