A respected songwriter, Fortch has lived in North Carolina for most of the past 20 years. Originally from Eastern Ohio, where he fronted bands as a lead vocalist, Fortch gained popularity as a solo artist (songwriter, singer, guitarist, harp player) in coastal Carolina. He released two professionally produced albums of original music and two well-received singles while traveling throughout the U.S. performing up and down the East Coast and in California, Washington, Oregon, and Nashville. Fortch currently lives with his wife in Wake Forest, NC, and is currently writing and recording his third album.