Back in the late 1970's he was hailed as the 'new Bob Dylan' by some prominent music journalists.
Down the years comparisons have been made with Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and anyone else whose name begins with B!
Along with this he has carried the long term 'underrated artist' label with dignity and endurance.
In a recent review of his current album he was described as the 'veteran Mississippi troubadour who mixes gentle folk/pop with the occasional piquant rocker'.
Anyway you draw your own conclusions.
My thanks to Chris for sharing this recording with me (along with some other rarities to follow soon), it is a fine example of Steve Forbert back towards the start of his musical career.
From two concerts:
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, 1979.
1 Song For The Sun
2 What Kinda Guy (acoustic version)
4 Goin' Down To Laurel
The Bottom Line, New York, NY, 1980.
5 If You Gotta Ask You'll Never Know
6 Laughter Lou
7 Cellophane City
8 Song For Katrina
9 What Kinda Guy (electric version)
10 School Girl
11 I'm An Automobile
12 Lets Get Well Soon
All very good quality, sound and performance, an upbeat boot that leaves me in a positive mood.
Reloaded - 20/May/2015 - download link in comments.
Steve Forbert site HERE with merchandise HERE.