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Years Active: 1978–present

Steve Forbert (born Samuel Stephen Forbert, December 13, 1954 in Meridian, Mississippi) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for his song "Romeo's Tune", which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980.

Forbert's tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the best traditional folk category. In 2006, he was inducted into the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame.Forbert signed a recording contract with Nemperor in 1978, and they released his debut album, Alive on Arrival, that same year.

His song "Romeo's Tune", although "dedicated to the memory of Florence Ballard" on the sleeve of Forbert's second album Jackrabbit Slim (released in 1979), is not about Supremes singer Ballard who died in 1976.

"Forbert admits that Ballard became a timely connection for "Romeo's Tune", written about a girl from Meridian. "That seemed like such bad news to me and such sad news. She wasn't really taken care of by the music business, which is not a new story".

At around this time critics hailed Forbert as "The new Bob Dylan" because of a similar vocal timbre and thoughtful songwriting. The front cover of Jackrabbit Slim encourages such comparisons with its simplicity: a black and white photo of Steve Forbert playing a well-worn Martin acoustic guitar with a capo on it, his shirt tinted green.

The record was recorded in Nashville and produced by John Simon who had worked with The Band.After many successful years, Forbert sought out new inspiration and found it when he relocated to Nashville in 1985.

Forbert's tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the best traditional folk category. In 2006, he was inducted into the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame.Recent albums include Strange Names & New Sensations (2007), The Place And The Time (2009), and Over With You (2012).


Steve Forbert performs blues, folk, pop, rock, classic rock, singer-songwriter music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Steve Forbert for your event, Please Contact. Steve Forbert has more than 52.5K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Willie Nile, Elliott Murphy, Nils Lofgren, Rickie Lee Jones, Jackson Browne, Nick Lowe, Marshall Crenshaw, John Hiatt, Al Stewart, Roger McGuinn, Freedy Johnston, Joan Armatrading, Stephen Stills, Todd Snider, Slaid Cleaves . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Forbert for an upcoming event.

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