Steve Forbert performs solo and discusses his forty-year career as a folk-rock singer and songwriter during this 2021 episode of the Museum's series “Live at the Hall.” Forbert traces his journey from his hometown of Meridien, Mississippi, where he fronted a rock band, to living in New York City, where he played solo in subways, signed his first recording contract, and scored a pop hit with “Romeo’s Tune,” from 1979 album “Jackrabbit Slim.”
Forbert also talks about his move in the early 1980s to Nashville, where he recorded three albums, collaborating with producer Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and his subsequent relocation to New Jersey and his current home in Asbury Park.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter also talks about his hometown connection to Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmie Rodgers, to whom he has paid tribute on two albums (2002's "Any Old Time," and late-2020's "Rodgers Revisited"), and how he was attracted to Nashville by the work of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, and Lyle Lovett in the 1980s. Forbert also talks about his 2018 memoir, “Big City Cat: My Life in Folk Rock.”
Watch bonus tracks from Steve Forbert's "Live at the Hall" program here: https://watch.countrymusichalloffame.org/videos/steve-forbert-bonus-tracks-live-at-the-hall-2021
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