The Forest View Movement

With the groove of ’70s soul, the bite of southern blues, and the coolness of alternative rock, The Forest View Movement evoke a unique sound through their reimagined take on these genres. The New Jersey-based band stopped by The Music Room this week for a live performance in the WVUD lounge and spoke to Liz about their new music, their touring experience, and their inspirations.

The Forest View Movement’s unique sound comes from both the musical creativity of its members and their strong belief in collaboration. For vocalist and guitarist Zack Treusch, drummer Anthony Drzal, saxophonist Justin Drzal, and bassist Joe Reader, songwriting comes naturally when bandmates double as best friends. “Friends is, like, an understatement,” Justin explained. “It’s more like family at this point.”


Check out the link below to hear The Forest View Movement’s live performance and interview in the WVUD lounge.

Listen to the Interview

The Forest View Movement, recorded live November 3, 2017.
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The Music

Artist Song Source
Due to copyright restrictions, the podcast contains excerpts of some of the music heard during the broadcast of the interview.
The Forest View Movement Life on the Road WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Won’t Stray WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Long Run WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement The Queen WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Use Me (Bill Withers cover) WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Pretty Child WVUD Session, November 3, 2017

Liz Webb: Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Web Page Author
Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer
Katie Mazur: Production Assistant, Videographer

Singin’ with Heather Pierson

Heather Pierson Singin' Cover Heather Pierson joined WVUD’s The Music Room to talk about her musical history and her trio’s newest album  Singin’.

Her trio offers a variety of sounds such as blues, folk and jazz, while incorporating each member’s talents playing an array of instruments. Pierson raved about the importance of the love of music in her life and the influence it has on her songwriting and performing.

Listen to the Interview

Heather Pierson, recorded live September 12, 2017

About the Band

Debuting in 2015 with their EP Still She Will Fly, The Heather Pierson Trio consists of Heather Pierson, Shawn Nadeau, and Davy Sturtevant. Shawn plays upright bass while Davy specializes in guitar, fiddle, dobro, mandolin and more. Their newest album, Singin’, displays the trio’s diverse abilities to play a variety of instruments and styles of music. They are touring the country offering intimate concerts at a multitude of venues.

The Music

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio / The Get Up and Go / Singin’ / 2017
  • Heather Pierson / The Gumbo’s Too Hot / Motherless Child / 2014
  • Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio / Singin’ / Singin’ / 2017

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Host
Allison Delaney: Production Assistant, Web Page Author, Audio Editor
Ryan Thornton: Web Page Editor