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Looking Ahead: Steve Forbert Comes to Charlotte Thursday!

September 8, 2014

Steve Forbert, the Grammy-nominated folk-rock musician who burst onto the music scene in 1978, will be in the Queen City this week! Forbert has since released 14 studio albums and captured the hearts of millions with his music. Don’t have your tickets to see him here in Charlotte? It’s not too late, but you better hurry! The show is this Thursday, Sept. 11, in Stage Door Theater. CLICK HERE to buy now. It’s general admission for only $22!

Steve Forbert comes to Stage Door Theater Sept. 11.

Steve Forbert comes to Stage Door Theater Sept. 11.

Want to know more about the man behind the guitar? Read on!

As a young man from Meridian, Miss., Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when roots-based rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other new wave punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts.

“I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert says. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn’t in the spotlight.”

After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as “Little Stevie Orbit,” “Streets of This Town,” “The American in Me,” “Mission of the Crossroad Palms” and “Evergreen Boy.” His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, “Any Old Time,” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.

In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Forbert released an exciting new album, “Over With You.” Its 10 fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships – emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives.

“This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” says Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air – you have to live them.”

Don’t miss Forbert in Stage Door Theater Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m.!

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