Some call Stephanie Forryan a singer-songwriter. She thinks of herself as a song-hunter. Perhaps her rugged approach to the profession came from her rural New England upbringing.
Barefoot on the back porch was where she “found” her first song, letting her fingers wander the neck of an old acoustic guitar. She started stalking simple folk songs but quickly wandered into rock and pop territory. Her journey first led her to Berlin, Germany, where she officially launched her music career. Since then she’s been traveling the world performing, writing, and recording alongside some of Europe’s most talented artists.
In 2015 Stephanie returned to her solo career with an online concert series on YouTube, live performances, and her debut solo EP: Dreamer. This collection of gentle folk songs is both traditional and refreshing with unexpected arrangements and mesmerizing harmonies.
2016 saw the release of her first full-length solo album: Sweet Insomnia. These ten songs are all about the emotions that keep us awake at night: The excitement of leaping into the unknown, the joy of falling in love, worries about family and friends, or the nervous voices that whisper us awake from dreams. The rich production and colorful songwriting reflect the lively inner workings of the artist while the tenderness of her performances is captured in fragile webs of vocal layering.
Stephanie is now promoting the Sweet Insomnia album with concerts, radio interviews, and videos. Her weekly “Monday Music Minutes” vlog – where she chronicles the adventures of being an independent artist – begins again in May of 2016.