Steve Forbert

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1954, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Forbert played guitar and harmonica in local rock bands before moving to New York in 1976. There he busked at Grand Central Station before making his first recordings in 1977 for Nemperor and was briefly heralded as ‘the new [ Bob ] Dylan’ because of the tough poetry of his lyrics. Forbert’s biggest commercial success came when he had a Top 20 hit with ‘Romeo’s Tune’ (1979). After four albums, his major label contract was terminated. For most of the 80s and 90s, Forbert was based in Nashville, songwriting and playing concerts around the South with a touring group including Danny Counts (bass), Paul Errico (keyboards) and Bobby Lloyd Hicks (drums). His 1988 album for Geffen Records had Garry Tallent from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band as producer. Nils Lofgren was a guest musician.

After a four-year gap, Forbert returned with the highly-praised The American In...

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