Steve Forbert

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

SET LIST

Chicken Wings $11
Choice of buffalo or barbeque sauce
served with blue cheese dressing, carrots & celery sticks

Garlic Hummus $10
Served with sliced cucumbers, carrots, olives, pita wedges & naan bread

Fish Tacos $9
Cajun spiced & fried tilapia with jicama slaw & sweet corn
– salsa roja & guacamole on the side

House Salad $8
Mixed greens, chickpeas, avocado, cucumber, enoki mushrooms, red onion & grape tomatoes tossed with aged balsamic vinaigrette
-Add chicken or chili-garlic fried tofu $4

Caesar Salad $10
Crisp romaine lettuce, brioche croutons &
grated parmesan with a creamy caesar dressing
-Add chicken or chili-garlic fried tofu $4

WCL Burger $11
Grilled angus beef topped with bourbon bacon, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato & red onion on a croissant bun
- Served with french fries

Braised Pork Sandwich $10
Shredded braised pork with barbeque sauce, balsamic onion jam & slaw on a brioche bun
- Served with french fries

Falafel Sandwich $11
Feta, shredded cucumbers, garlic hummus & tzatziki sauce served on naan
- Served with french fries

Duck Confit $15
Slow cooked & barbeque glazed duck thigh
- Served with cheddar-bacon home fries & roasted sweet corn

Atlantic Salmon $15
Glazed with ginger & honey then served atop shaved pineapple & vegetable fried rice

Korean Tofu $13
Crispy Tofu with a sesame chili glaze atop spicy cabbage & purple short grain rice

Menu is subject to change

$22.00 - $25.00

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Steve Forbert with Kami Lyle featuring Joey Spampinato of NRBQ, Dining option 1

Friday, October 25 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Wilmington