Thirty-five years after Steve Forbert’s first release, Alive on Arrival, the muse of a true romantic continues to burn.
Over With You, his 14th studio album, points out the lyrical brilliance of Forbert, an expert in capturing the essence of human interaction since bursting onto the global music scene in 1978.
Forbert says, “The album’s very personal, mainly about the friction in relationships…as in mine.”
His debut album, Alive On Arrival, now considered a classic, was recently featured in the book Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself.
Originally from Meridian, Miss., he traveled to New York in 1976 and played for spare change in Grand Central Station while seeking work in the local folk venues. The crowds at CBGB’s accepted his art as much as the audiences in traditional clubs and theaters.
He vaulted to international prominence with his second album, Jackrabbit Slim, which went gold behind the hit single, “Romeo’s Tune”, and his tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.
“I didn’t invent folk-rock or country rock, I was keeping a particular American tradition alive,” Forbert says.
Forbert’s lengthy discography has established him as an American treasure.