Steve Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan’s loyalty.
Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit back in 1979. Nearly 40 years years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs having released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers. He has seen his songs performed by the likes of Keith Urban, Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart, been inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame – and even appeared opposite Cyndi Lauper in her music video for ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’!
Steve only just recently issued a book ” Big City Cat: My Life In Folk Rock, co-written with Therese Boyd. The memoir, originally conceived as a stage play, offers a uniquely introspective view of a life and career during a period of cultural upheaval and the author’s emerging self-awareness
Forbert’s debut album, ‘Alive On Arrival’, showcased his unique blend of traditional American roots and pop stylings and became one of the year’s most acclaimed records. His second , ‘Jackrabbit Slim’, featured the number 11 Billboard hit ‘Romeo’s Tune’ – which still gets regular airplay on BBC Radio 2. Forbert’s intimate verbal imagery, paired with a roots-rocking musical approach, struck a chord with millions of people during the transitional period between ‘70s folk-rock and ‘80s New Wave.
With his brash-yet-sensitive take on songwriting, Forbert’s unaffected delivery leads to regular sell out shows all over the world. His album ‘Over With You’ was critically well received. “That album is very personal,” Forbert says. “The songs are about what people feel in deep relationships — mainly love and friction.”
Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own.
As one reviewer remarked, “Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan’s loyalty.”