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Looking Ahead: Steve Forbert Plays Sept. 13

August 26, 2013
Steve Forbert

Steve Forbert

Best known for his hit song “Romeo’s Tune,”  which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980, Steve Forbert made his way into the hearts of thousands of Americans. Thirty-plus years later, the singer-songwriter continues to make music and will come to Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Sept. 13. Tickets are still available for only $22! CLICK HERE for more information.

Forbert made a name for himself on the music scene when he was only 25 years old, shortly after moving to New York City from his hometown of Meridian, Miss. He moved to New York to focus on his music and found that his artful mixture of introspective pop, rock, folk, country and soul could not be ignored by the music industry.

In 1978, just months after arriving in the big city, Forbert signed his first record deal with CBS Records. His debut album, “Alive On Arrival,” showcased his distinctive musicality 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.” His brash-yet-sensitive take on songwriting and his unaffected delivery propelled the album up the charts, leading to sold-out shows and a feature in Rolling Stone magazine.

Some say Forbert’s strong point is his poetic lyrics. Watch the video below, as he plays “Baby I Know” live on KDHX in 2012.

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