Quebec's Award-winning Blues Belter Angel Forrest is Hell Bent With Grace on New Release Out November 1, 2019
Up to now, Angel Forrest has had a glorious three-decade career that’s led her everywhere around the globe. Now in her 50’s, the vocalist still wants to go out there and rock. Throughout her new album Hell Bent With Grace, Angel gives the perspective of an aging woman in the public eye and her lessons learned - with a gritty touch.
The album starts off with "Menie the Monster", a tongue-in- cheek reference to how menopause is a monster . Good times keep coming with "Get It On", a true treat to get the party going. The opus also explores tough subjects – "The Blame Game" is about mental health. Angel takes a retrospective look at her own life, as well as her relationships with the rest of the world and the ones closest to her.
Musically, the album reflects the bluesy influences of Angel and her long-time partners, co- writers and producers Denis Columbus and Ricky Paquette. Fans that were there from the beginning as well as newer ones will embrace Hell Bent WIth Grace's heartfelt, raw groove which has always made the Canadian blues star's success.
In 1988, Angel Forrest began a musical career which would span over three decades – and counting. Her first album, Secondhand Blues, featured several classics. Her tribute show to the legendary Janis Joplin brought Angel into the public eye. Her live performance was immortalized on her album Angel Sings Janis Live.
Her first original composition album, Here For You, then sold over 30,000 copies and was followed by the other LPs, including the award-winning albums Come Alive, Mother Tongue Blues and Angel's 11. Her last live opus, Electric Love, topped the charts around the world.
The Montreal artist was named Female Vocalist of the Year six years in a row by the Toronto Blues Society between 2013 and 2018 as well as Songwriter of the year in 2014 and 2016. The 2018 Memphis International Blues Challenge Finalist sings in the entire blues, rock and country spectrum.