Band on the Wall 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter M4 5JZ Manchester, UKVenue info and map
Doors open: 19:30
Tour name: Steve Forbert
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. After being compared to folk-based stars like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Forbert still managed to forge his own, more modern path.
1980s #11 Billboard hit 'Romeo's Tune' is perhaps Steve's most well known offering; 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.
He continues to blend folk, rock and country into his unique American sound, where he performs around the world with his brash-yet-sensitive take on songwriting. His unaffected delivery has led to regular sell out shows. Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerise a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own.
"Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan’s loyalty."
Price: £15.00 Advance
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