Steve Forbert + special guest Lynne Hanson

  • Tuesday | 16.10.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £15 advance...

Touring on the back of his latest album, Over With You, Band on the Wall is delighted to welcome the mighty Steve Forbet to Manchester. Plus very special guest – roots & blues folk artist Lynne Hanson.

Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979 when he was only 25 years old, shortly after moving to New York City from his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi where he had been working as a truck driver. 33 years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers.

His 1978 debut album, Alive On Arrival, showcased his distinctive musicality and became one of the year’s most acclaimed albums. After being compared to folk-based stars like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Forbert still managed to forge his own, more modern path with his the massive international hit Romeo’s Tune: an upbeat song with timeless lyrics sweetened by a poetic sensibility, which has since become Steve’s signature style. 

Forbert’s intimate verbal imagery, paired with a roots-rocking musical approach, has struck a chord with millions of people and he now has a world-wide fan base for his concerts that can mesmerizse a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck. As one reviewer recently remarked, “Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan’s loyalty.” 

We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed singer-songwriter Lynne Hanson will also be providing a special support slot.

This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks.

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