Quakertown, PA, February 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Forbert is a uniquely passionate singer/songwriter in his thirty-sixth year of a mythical career. With ups-and-downs that include two hit albums, a hit single, a shelved record (with its accompanying legal dispute), and a Grammy nomination in 2004, he’s seen exceptional success and the kind of professional challenges that might derail another artist. But, he has persevered to produce a total of fifteen studio and nine live albums that feature song craftsmanship that always attracts the A-list of sidemen, producers, and mega-star artists. The artist best known for his hit single, “Romeo’s Tune,” will be appearing at McCoole’s Arts & Events Place in Quakertown on Saturday, February 22, 2014.
In the last year, Steve Forbert celebrated the re-release of his first two albums, Alive on Arrival, and Jackrabbit Slim. Rolling Stone’s David Wild recently wrote that his debut in 1978, "was like a great first novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger.” Although he never enjoyed the commercial success of his early career, American Songwriter called his 2012 release, Over With You, "lovely, melancholy, lyrically moving and beautifully performed." Forbert’s website says it “features a wide range of emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. ‘This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explained Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.”
On stage, Forbert does live his songs for the audience. At times his stomping feet and facial expressions share the nuances of a universally-familiar, tormented heart. At other times, he brings soft fingerpicking to underscore the loving whispers from his soul. Those who have followed his career know that there has always been a part of Steve Forbert that remains the guy from Meridian who arrived in the 1970s to sing for coins at New York’s Grand Central Station. In fact, that is the essence of the performer who arrives alive at McCoole’s, accompanied only by his well-worn Gibson, a harmonica held to his lips by a wire frame, and the board at his feet that he uses to keep time.
Tickets to see Forbert, who regularly performs to “standing room only” crowds in theaters twice the size of McCoole’s, begin at $34. The Steve Forbert show is presented by New World Aviation as a feature of their “The American Music Tour” produced by Parlor Concerts, LLC. McCoole’s Arts & Events Place is located at 10 South Main Street in Quakertown PA. The show is February 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45. Parlor Concerts, LLC does business as Parlor Concerts at McCoole’s and is separate from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn and McCoole’s Arts & Events Place. For more information visit www.McCoolesConcerts.com or call 484-358-3868.