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March 17, 2017





Black Forest Society is the brainchild of composer/guitarist/vocalist William Schwab, accompanied by Rachel Mari Kimber on cello/vocals, and percussionist Dave Rentz. Their music is a journey into the “Deep Woods” of musical storytelling. For William, every song whether lyrical or instrumental, is a story waiting to be told – this simply requires leaving fears behind and stepping off the path into the forest.

Black Forest Society has been described as an eclectic mix of progressive, Folk, Rock, Celtic, World, and other, yet William prefers to describe the music as genre-less. The aim of BFS is to help the listener to let go, take the journey, and to become part of the story.

Dave​ Rentz​

Percussionist and Multiple instrumentalist Dave Rentz has made art and music his life.  A veteran performer of over 36 years.  Dave is one of the most known musicians in the Verde Valley, you can find his beats and rhythms on the albums of bands such as Major Lingo, Chris Jameson, and Decker.

William Schwab

​Guitarist, Vocalist and Composer.  B.F.S is William’s brainchild. William emerged from the “Deep Woods” to share the stories and songs that call out him, and the audience around him.  His songs are heavily influenced by his dreams, nature, and of course the light and dark of everyday life.

Rachel Mari Kimber

Cellist, and Vocalist, Rachel has journey from across the pond to join B.F.S in it’s journey into the deep wood.  An accomplishment composer in her own right. Rachel brings the deep ethereal essence that completes the band’s story.


Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.

The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.