LIVE: Steve Forbert @ Club Helsinki, 8/14/11

August 18th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Steve Forbert

Steve Forbert

Steve Forbert is well traveled. From his early days busking in New York City, through the “New Dylan” hype of his first two albums, to today with about 20 records released and thousands upon thousands of miles logged, Steve has played to audiences around the world. His longevity is due to his strong songwriting, exceptional playing, a unique voice and a personal relationship with his legion of fans. On Sunday night – his first time at the new Club Helsinki in Hudson – Steve wasted no time getting to know those in attendance and where they were coming from. Taking requests and addressing the crowd (some by name), Steve brought them into the fold right from the get-go, clapping along, singing choruses and making them feel very much a part of the show… and they loved it.

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LIVE: Steve Forbert @ Caffe Lena, 1/30/11

February 2nd, 2011, 3:00 pm by Sara

Steve Forbert

Ok, my ushering duties are done, the show is about to start, now to find a seat and enjoy the show…Oh wait… I scrounged up every chair I could find for the sell-out crowd. In fact, there were so many people that the tables had to share menus and sugar bowls. Not bad for a Sunday night.

Steve Forbert’s show at Caffe Lena was a one-man trip through his 30-plus-year musical history with an extremely appreciative, and knowledgeable, crowd in tow. From his opening song “Thinkin” – with guitar, harmonica and foot tapping (the floor looked like it was miked) – Steve walked a nice balance between songs and crowd interaction.

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Steve Forbert, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

January 27th, 2011, 9:53 am by Greg

Steve Forbert“The Rolling Stones. I went to get their ‘Best of’ in my town. They didn’t have it at the moment, but they had ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s).’

And the good thing about it was that it had everything on it. A Hank Snow song – a live version of ‘I’m Movin’ On’ – and a Muddy Waters song – ‘Look What You’ve Done,’ a straight blues thing.

Then it had their own folk-rock like ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ and ‘I’m Free.’ And it had songs like ‘Blue Turn to Grey’ and ‘The Singer Not the Song.’ These were really folk-rock kinds of things.

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