Folk/rock singer/songwriter Steve Forbert recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's The Drop series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, Forbert performed a brief acoustic set, including "Baby, I Know" and "Don't Look Down, Pollyanna" from his latest album, Over With You.
At age 21 Forbert quit his day job and moved to New York to pursue a career as an artist. The move paid off two years later with the release of his 1978 debut album, Alive On Arrival, which featured poetic lyrics that drew comparisons to GRAMMY winner Bob Dylan. The following year he released Jackrabbit Slim, which included the Top 20 hit "Romeo's Tune." The song helped sparked a career that has spanned more than three decades and more than 10 studio albums, including 2002's Any Old Time, a tribute to country music legend Jimmie Rodgers that earned him his first career GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Born in Meridian, Miss., Forbert has been lauded as a gifted American songwriter with poetic sensibilities. In 2006 he was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. A year later, GRAMMY winner Keith Urban covered "Romeo's Tune" on his Greatest Hits set, introducing Forbert's music to an even larger audience. Released in September, his latest studio album Over With You was produced by GRAMMY winner Chris Goldsmith and features a guest appearance by GRAMMY winner Ben Harper.
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