A long-awaited debut gives Forrest Day reason to celebrate in Monterey.

High Life: Forrest Day fuses Eastern influences with funkier free associations.

Forrest Day’s songs are tailor-made for the stage. The seven-piece San Francisco band’s “Secret,” for example, features chanted vocals, two horns that underscore the stomp of the track and a beat that hits as hard as a giant’s footsteps.

Featuring two Monterey natives – baritone sax player Dave Eaton and drummer Jasper Skydecker – and led by songwriter, vocalist and sax player Forrest Day, the act has always been a huge draw in Monterey County, breaking attendance records at the now-gone Monterey Live.

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