Steve Forbert

During the earlier part of his recording career the Mississippi-born singer-songwriter Steve Forbert was often compared to Bob Dylan. Forbert's thoughtful, almost poetic lyrics and his strong social conscience made such comparisons almost inevitable but over the years the strength and quality of his compositions have made them irrelevant. Commercially, the artist's career peaked in 1979 with the release of his second album, the critically acclaimed 'Jackrabbit Slim'. The album spawned the hit 'Romeo's Tune', which became one of Forbert's best known works and reached number eleven in the Billboard Charts. Unfortunately, disagreements with his record company Nemperor started to affect his career and after releasing his self-titled fourth album in 1982 contractual wrangles with Nemperor meant it was to be another six years before the artist extricated himself from his contract and released another album with his new record company Geffen Records. Forbert remains a highly respected artist within the genre latterly known as Americana. He has 18 studio albums to his credit and regularly performs live in America.

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