Chasing the Blues is a weekly audio podcast hosted by blues-rock musician, songwriter, and recording artist Tom “The Suit” Forst. The show features interviews with top music artists who share unique stories, personal experiences, and blues inspirations.

     Chasing the Blues has launched over 75 episodes to date and can be heard on Apple Music Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast streaming outlets. It can now be seen on YouTube in a 30 minute television show format which debuted on September 24, 2020. The debut on YouTube features John Oates of Hall and Oates.

     Chasing the Blues is dedicated to preserving the blues history and tradition, while highlighting those helping to keep it alive, and taking it into the future. It is sponsored by Blues Festival Guide Magazine and produced by Factory Underground Studio in Norwalk, Ct.

CHASING THE BLUES Debut on You Tube
featuring John Oates of Hall and Oates
discussing his new live blues album "Live in Nashville." 

Season 2/Episode 1: Blues Harp James Montgomery Talks James Cotton

Tom The Suit Forst chats with blues-rock harmonica player James Montgomery about his time traveling down Highway 61 to Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hear about his upcoming film documentary on the life of blues harp legend James Cotton. 

Season 2/Episode 6: Catching Up with Guitarist Seth James Living The Good Life

On this episode of Chasing the Blues Podcast (Season 2/Episode 6) Tom catches up with guitarist Seth James, who makes his second appearance on the podcast, discussing his recent album "Good Life." 

Season 2/Episode 2:

Albert Castiglia Talks about His Time With Junior Wells

     Tom "The Suit Forst" checks in with Florida-native blues musician Albert Castiglia about his time performing with Junior Wells, after surviving his first job with the Florida Welfare Office. 

Season 2/Episode 7:

Fito De La Parra on Living the Blues: Canned Heat's Story of Music, Drugs, Death, Sex And Survival 

Tom The Suit Forst gets first hand stories about performing at Woodstock by Fito De La Parra, drummer of Canned Heat.

Season 2/Episode 3:

Tom The Suit Forst Talks Quarantine with Gary Hoey

     Guitarist Gary Hoey checks in with Tom about his unique spin on blues-rock, his newest music, and reflections on his life, career, and family impacted by the Covid-19 health crisis. A compelling interview.

Season 2/Episode 8:

Behind the Blues with Season Sponsor Blues Festival Guide Magazine

Tom The Suit Forst talks business of the blues with Blues Festival Guide Publisher Kaati Reno and long time collaborators on the 18 year-magazine.

Season 2/Episode 4

Johnny Burgin Talks About Performing with Pinetop Perkins

Tom the Suit Forst chats with Delmark Records recording artist Johnny Burgin. The conversation includes stories about Burgin's days playing guitar with the legendary Pinetop Perkins, a gig he landed right out of college.

Season 2/Episode 9: Australian Bluesman 8-Ball Aitken on Prospering During Covid-19

8-Ball Aitken talks about his regimen of weekly live streams during Covid-19, which have attracted thousands of fans to his social media. 

Season 2/Episode 5: King of Biker Blues Pat Savage Talks Friendship with Jeff Healey

 Tom The Suit Forst chats with "King of Biker Blues" Pat Savage. The musician and recording artist, accomplished filmmaker, actor, and life-long motorcyclist discusses his deep friendship with Jeff Healey

Season 2/Episode 10:

Coming Soon!

New Episode Each Week (Thursday)

A new episode of Chasing the Blues launches every Thursday. You can listen to it on Apple Music, Spotify, and all major streaming platforms. Chasing the Blues is sponsored by the Blues Festival Guide magazine. 

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