STEVE FORBERT

Music |
21st June 2013

PART OF THE AMERICANA WEEKEND – BUY TICKETS FOR STEVE FORBERT & GRETCHEN PETERS AND GET 10% OFF THE PRICE.  See discount offer button as part of the payment process on the web.

Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979. Thirty-plus years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers.

His debut album, Alive On Arrival, showcased his innate musical genius and became one of the year's most acclaimed albums. After being compared to folk-based stars like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Forbert still managed to forge his own, more modern path with his hit sophomore record Jackrabbit Slim. The highlight of the album was the #11 Billboard hit “Romeo’s Tune:” an upbeat song with timeless lyrics sweetened by a poetic sensibility, which has since become Steve’s signature style. 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. His brash-yet-sensitive take on songwriting and his unaffected delivery has led to regular sell out shows.

Steve was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006, and “Romeo’s Tune” was covered by Keith Urban in 2007.  More recently he has written songs for the Occupy Wall St. movement and has re-released some of his earlier recordings on CD for the first time. 

Steve blends folk, rock and country into a unique American sound and he can mesmerize a crowd with his distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck.

Compared to folk-based stars like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Steve achieved major success with his smash-hit Romeo’s Song and he was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

Please note that the price of a standard ticket is £15 and not £16.50 as stated in the brochure

 

DATES & TIMES

21st June 2013

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