Alive on Arrival 35th Anniversary Tour
Kami Lyle featuring Joey Spampinato of NRBQ, Dining option 1
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. “Those styles didn’t really synch with my musical approach,” reflects Forbert. Still, critics raved about Forbert’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. “I've never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert observes. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn’t in the spotlight.”
After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.
Forbert’s lengthy discography has established him as an American icon. His music was pure Americana before that genre was recognized. The road and the changing landscape are an integral part of the hard-working Forbert’s life and songwriting. He was a truck driver before releasing his first album and says there’s “romance” involved when he gets in the car after each show and drives to the next gig in another city.
Fourteen albums on, Forbert’s stamp on American music is akin to the legendary footprints of Warren Zevon, Gene Clark, Gram Parsons and other top American songwriters, and he has often been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. The former group did not get their due during their lifetimes, and that shouldn’t happen to Forbert. He deserves to be among the latter group.
Now, 34 years after his first album, Steve Forbert is releasing an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships — emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. “This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explains Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.”
Kami Lyle featuring Joey Spampinato of NRBQ
Dining option 1
Chicken Wings 12
Choice of buffalo, barbeque, sesame ginger or thai coconut curry
Served with blue cheese dressing, carrots & celery sticks
Garlic Hummus 11
Served with crispy flatbreads, kalamta olives, marinated artichokes, roasted red peppers, baby carrots, cucumber & grilled pita
Crab Biscuits 12
Baked swiss & onion crab dip on butter biscuits with citrus aioli
House Salad 9
Mixed greens, chickpeas, cucumber, enoki mushrooms, red onion & grape tomatoes tossed with aged balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad 10
Crisp romaine, sun-dried tomatoes, brioche croutons &
grated parmesan with a creamy caesar dressing
WCL Burger 12
Grilled angus beef with bourbon bacon, apple wood smoked cheddar, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato & red onion on a croissant bun
Braised Pork Sandwich 12
Shredded braised pork shoulder with barbeque sauce, balsamic onion jam & buttermilk coleslaw on a challah bun
Fish & Chips 13
Tempura battered Atlantic cod and french fries
with a citrus tartar sauce & malt vinegar
Menu is subject to change
$22.00 - $25.00
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