Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything's alright
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
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.
His debut album, Alive On Arrival, showcased his innate musical genius 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. The highlight of the album was the 11 Billboard hit "Romeo's Tune:" 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, and "Romeo's Tune" was covered by Keith Urban in 2007. More recently he has written songs for the Occupy Wall St. movement and has re-released some of his earlier recordings on CD for the first time.
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 mesmerize 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. As one reviewer recently remarked, "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."
He even finds time to pursue his latest artistic adventure, this time in photography where he had an exhibition of his cell phone photographs at a Nashville art gallery.