Album Release Day for Western Theatre!

Western Theatre

The acoustic guitar album Matt Read and I made is officially released today! You can buy a physical or digital version at Bandcamp or CD Baby. And the 4th video is now up as well. Hope you like it and please share with your friends!

New video “Vagabond” from Read/McQueen album

The album comes out in 1 week! Get it now at

Video #2 “Etude” from the upcoming album Western Theatre

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Full concert Forq at North Sea Jazz 2015

A new project — acoustic duo with fellow Austinite Matt Read

Matt Read and I recorded an album of six original pieces, loosely based on an old west theme and featuring our improvising. There are accompanying videos for each tune, filmed by my wife Erin and our friend and photographer Collete Presley, and we’ll be releasing one a week until the album is released on Jan 10, 2017. You can pre-order it now at, enjoy!

Snarky Puppy Grammy Nomination! Culcha Vulcha up for best contemporary instrumental album

Snarky Puppy is up for a potential 3rd Grammy this year! Culcha Vulcha was the first “studio album” we’ve made since the early days — meaning no audience in the studio with us, and we did some overdubbing and really took our time. I love the way it sounds; the production is thoughtful and creative, thanks to Mike and Nic Hard. So excited it got nominated!!


David Bowie’s Lazarus

I’m very excited to announce that I will be on stage playing guitar in the new musical Lazarus by David Bowie and Enda Walsh running from Nov 18 to Jan 17 at New York Theatre Workshop. It’s a show that features new arrangements of his hits plus several brand new songs, all tied into a story that is a continuation of Bowie’s sci-fi cult classic The Man Who Fell To Earth. And the cast is amazing, led by Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under). Check out for more info.


Forq // Burr


Forq // Lenburu

FD Summer 2015 Tour