Lovett, Forbert out with new albums
Friday, May 13, 2022
– Lyle Lovett is out today with "12th of June"on Verve, his first album in 10 years. Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, "12th of June" features a mix of new originals, including previously released singles "12th of June" and "Pants Is Overrated," standards by Nat King Cole and Dave Frishberg, and a Horace Silver instrumental among the 11 songs. Lovett's last album was "Release Me" in 2012.
Veteran singer/songwriter Steve Forbert, who his best known for "Romeo's Tune," is back for his 17th studio release, an 11-song collection that continues the Mississippi native's penchant for storytelling.
"Moving Through America" is Steve Forbert's 17th album of original material, not counting numerous outtake, covers, and live collections. Establishing himself as a folk-rock troubadour in the waning days of punk while new wave was still sorting itself out, Forbert briefly flirted with the top 10 ("Romeo's Tune" remains his signature song) and major label adventures before establishing an independent career of recording and touring.
The once the fresh-faced next ...
Particularly if you've been listening to Steve Forbert's music for many years, you're bound to have some fun with his new memoir, "Big City Cat." The book, which lifts its title from that of a track on "Alive on Arrival," his 1978 debut LP, offers lots of commentary on the inspiration for Forbert's songs and the making of his albums. You'll also discover mentions of many of the artists he admires-some predictable (assorted folkies), some rather ...
35 years after his phenomenal debut "Alive on Arrival," Steve Forbert's latest label, Blue Corn Music, has reissued his 1978 revelation bundled as a twofer with its 1979 follow-up, the equally compelling and more commercially successful "Jackrabbit Slim." Both albums have enjoyed multiple CD releases over the years, and most of the bonus tracks included on Blue Corn's clearly superior version have already seen the light of day through Forbert's archival ...