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Editors’ Notes

Steve Forbert's been making records since 1978 and has stayed true to his interests, offering up literate roots-rock with a sensitivity that should have ranked him right at the top of his peers. However, for a variety of reasons (fate, being what it is, at the top of the list), he's settled into a career that's solid if unspectacular in terms of expanding his audience base. His voice has become more weathered over the years, until it sounds like Bill Morrissey with a cold or like ex–Kingston Trio member John Stewart on his last albums. It's a thoroughly engrossing instrument. "Baby, I Know" wouldn't sound as wise or as weary without Forbert's rasp. Ben Harper adds guitar to the aching "In Love with You" and "That'll Be Alright." Ben Sollee holds down the bass and adds a cello in spots for flavor, especially for "Don't Look Down, Pollyanna," a sweet lament that tells the story of America in foreclosure and other bad-luck tales with a sense of honesty. 

Customer Reviews

The best of Luck and all...

…was what Steve wrote on the ticket stub he autographed for me so many years ago - a quote from the seminal, 'Going Down to Laurel'.. .I've been buying his records since '78 and he has genuinely lost none of his ability to turn a phrase and evoke a mood. Less flashy or commercial than some of his contemporaries but saw him in Sheffield the other night and it was, once again, superb - accessible, entertaining and self-effacing. Take a chance and try this music - it will not disappoint!

brill

after all these years steve is still givin us fresh and great tunes the man is good

Biography

Born: 13 December 1954 in Meridian, MS

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Anointed "the new Dylan" upon his recording debut, folk-rock singer/songwriter Steve Forbert was born in Meridian, MS, in 1954. After learning guitar at age 11, he spent his high school years playing in a variety of local bands before quitting his job as a truck driver and moving to New York City at the age of 21. There, he performed for spare change in Grand Central Station before working his way up to the Manhattan club circuit. After signing to Nemperor, Forbert debuted in 1978 with Alive on Arrival,...
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