The Bull Run [Shirley]
|October 15, 2021
|The Bull Run
|215 Great Road Shirley
Steve Forbert’s debut album, Alive On Arrival, became one of 1978’s most acclaimed records.
Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild recently reflected that “now or then, you would be
hard-pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneously as fresh and accomplished,” comparing it
to “a great first novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark
Twain and J.D. Salinger.”
Forbert’s second album, Jackrabbit Slim, released in 1979 achieved RIAA Gold record status on
the strength of its hit single “Romeo’s Tune,” which reached #11 on the Billboard charts and
helped cement his status as a genuine craftsman. Jackrabbit Slim was re-mastered and re-released in
2019 by Blue Rose Music to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
He has released 20 studio albums, including a GRAMMY-nominated tribute to Mississippi legend,
Jimmie Rodgers. In 2017, An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert was released,
featuring renowned musicians like John Oates and Robert Earl Keen, performing his songs.
Forbert’s songs have been covered by a wide range of artists, from Keith Urban and Rosanne Cash
to Marty Stuart and John Popper. Forbert also appeared opposite Cyndi Lauper in her 1983
iconic music video for ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’!
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