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Steve Forbert

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

- $20.00

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On Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m., Steve Forbert will bring his creative songwriting and masterful musical skills to the Forty Acres Concert stage at the Five Oaks Clubhouse!

Compromised is Steve Forbert’s newest and from the comparative essay of the disc’s title song, (complete with catchy chorus and signature harmonica solo), to the exasperated advice for everyman on the album closer, Whatever, Man, Steve Forbert leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of life, love, turmoil, and survival.

Steve Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of recording deals and larger audiences.

He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at infamous spots like New York City’s CBGBs.

At a time when rootsy rock was fading in favor of punk-edged bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie, Forbert’s folk-pop Romeo’s Tune hit #11 on the charts and brought him into the international spotlight.

Critics and the public embraced his melodic and lyrical styles, a more traditional sound among the post-disco punk and rock of the late 70s and early 80s.

Always following his own instincts, Forbert says, I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit popular style and needs. And that’s the motto he has lived by since the release of his debut album, Alive on Arrival, in 1978.

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Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild recently wrote that now or then, you would have been hard-pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneous as fresh and accomplished as Alive on Arrival. It was like a great novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J. D. Salinger.

Tickets are $20 advanced, through the Brown Paper Ticket link, and $25 at the door, if available.

Alan Messer Alt Photo            

Biography and Press: 1980-2018

  SESAC Magazine (Fall 2013)
  Tinney Contemporary Press Release (October 2011)
  Steve Forbert Coming To The Ark (July 2011)
  Steve Forbert Plays the Narrows Center (March 2011)
  Fine Art From a Cell Phone? (March 2011)
  “Highway of Sight” Press Release (March 2011)
  “The Oil Song” Keeps Steve Forbert Moving (July 2010)
  Oil and Music: A Conversation with Steve Forbert (May 2010)
  Steve Forbert Rescues a Phoenix From the Ashes ( February 2010)
  Pop Culture Press First Listen: Down in Flames (February 2010)
  The Return of Steve Forbert (February 2010)
  The Place and the Time: HuffingtonPost.com (March 2009)
  Roots Artist: Steve Forbert (January 2007)
  “Give Us An Absolute, Songwriter” (February 2005)
  Steve Forbert Interview by Clifford Meth (October 2004)
  Like There’s Nothing To It: Pro.qb (March 2004)
  Folkwax: Sittin’ In With Steve Forbert (April 2003)
  Songs From the Everyman (February 2002)
  Unsung Singer (September 1999)
  Keeping It Organic (March 1999)
  Tracking Steve Forbert’s Last 20 Years in Orbit (October 1998)
  From “Next Bob Dylan” to Underdog (October 1998)
  Rocking Horse Head Review/Interview (1996)
  Steve Forbert Escapes From Hell by Bill Flanagan (October 1988)
  Fireworks by Steve Forbert (July 1984)
  Rolling Stone: Hit and Myth (March 1980)


November 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Five Oaks Club House
5109 Pine Cone Drive
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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