Saturday, May 11, 2013
Park Ridge, NJ
Steve Forbert in Concert
25 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 usa
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the release of Alive On Arrival, American troubadour Steve Forbert will be in concert at the Acoustic Café on Saturday, May 11th. Steve will be performing the songs in their entirety, and also other fan favorites and tracks from his newest release, Over With You.
Special guest Patrick Fitzsimmons opens the show.
As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve traveled to New York City and played
guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence
with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the
Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public
consciousness. Still, critics raved about Forbert’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts.
After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such
albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the
Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was
nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.
Forbert’s lengthy discography has established him as an American icon. His music was pure
Americana before that genre was recognized. The road and the changing landscape are an
integral part of the hard-working Forbert’s life and songwriting. He was a truck driver before
releasing his first album and says there’s “romance” involved when he gets in the car after
each show and drives to the next gig in another city.
Fourteen albums on, Forbert’s stamp on American music is akin to the legendary footprints
of Warren Zevon, Gene Clark, Gram Parsons and other top American songwriters, and he
has often been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
Tickets: $20 advance online & $25 at the door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718
Proceeds benefit the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund.
All ages. Refreshments, wheelchair accessible, free parking.