TVD Radar: An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert in stores 10/6

VIA PRESS RELEASE | “It was very cool for me to be able to re-imagine Steve Forbert’s song ‘I Blinked Once.‘ I was drawn to his great lyrics and ability to take a simple idea and craft it into a memorable song. We gave it a harder edge in the production and turned it into a duet with myself and the legendary Bekka Bramlett, whose energy is a thing to behold.” John Oates

“My thanks go to Blue Rose Music for putting together this entirely flattering compilation!” Steve Forbert

Blue Rose Music is pleased to announce the upcoming compilation album An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert, set for release October 6 on digital and CD formats. Featuring 21 tracks by 22 acts, the ambitious project sets out to showcase Steve’s career of five decades, and the impact he’s had on artists and musicians throughout popular music and culture. Blue Rose Music’s founder Joe Poletto explains: “Some say that Steve is too young to have a ‘tribute’ record, and I think that’s true because Steve has a lot of music left in him. In my mind, this project is not a tribute but rather a recognition of the spirit of the troubadour in all of those artists who follow their life’s path like Steve does—with purpose and passion.”

Out today is the recording of Steve Forbert’s “Romeo’s Tune” by Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, who bring smoky vocals and dynamic presence to one of Steve’s biggest hits – which reached #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980 and is ranked the 60th biggest American hit of 1980 by Music Outfitters. “It was an honor and memorable experience to create our interpretation of such a lovely and timeless song,” says Nicki. “Thank you Steve for all your years and dedication to music. It is inspiring. May your songs be heard forever.”

An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert
Official Tracklist

01. Kelly Fitzgerald – Thinkin’
02. John Oates featuring Bekka Bramlett – I Blinked Once
03. Elliott Peck – Goin’ Down To Laurel
04. David Luning – Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast
05. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Romeo’s Tune
06. Jim Lauderdale – What Kinda Guy?
07. Robert Earl Keen – It Isn’t Gonna Be That Way
08. James Maddock – Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977
09. Amy McCarley – Cellophane City
10. John Popper – You Cannot Win (If You Do Not Play)
11. Megan Palmer – Running On Love
12. Jesse Bardwell – The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes A Long, Long Way)
13. Wes Langlois – I’m In Love With You
14. Jackie Greene – If You’re Waiting On Me
15. Eric Lindell – January 23-30, 1978
16. Gwyneth Moreland – Autumn This Year
17. Todd Snider – It Sure Was Better Back Then
18. Bill Lloyd – When The Sun Shines
19. Jason Crosby – Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home
20. HUGElarge – Rock While I Can Rock
21. Tim Bluhm – Search Your Heart

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