ďBig City Cat My Life in Folk Rock,Ē singer/songwriter Steve Forbertís exceptional new memoir co written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye.
Originally conceived as a stage play and screen treatment, it finds him documenting his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music. Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully documents the trials, travails and triumphs that would eventually play out over the course of his prolific 40 year career.
The book is accompanied by its own soundtrack as well, an A+ new album entitled The Magic Tree that offers a series of songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos, overdubbed with new backing tracks and fleshed out as a series of songs that ring with the verve and vitality that Forbertís fans have always come to expect. Consistently upbeat and optimistic, they convey a firm sense that age ought not diminish a lust for living. Then again, thatís been Forbertís mantra for quite some timeóhonoring his past while plowing his way towards the future.
|09-28-2018||Saratoga Springs, NY||Caffe Lena|
|09-29-2018||Cambridge, MA||Club Passim|
|09-30-2018||Piermont, NY||Turning Point|
|10-05-2018||Sebastopol, CA||Hopmonk Tavern|
|10-06-2018||San Francisco, CA||Hardly Strictly Bluegrass|
|10-13-2018||Pittsburgh, PA||Club Cafe|
|10-20-2018||Uthrecht, NL||Ramblin Roots Festival|
|10-21-2018||London, UK||Nellís Jazz & Blues|
|10-23-2018||Oxford, UK||Jericho Tavern|
|10-24-2018||Cambridge, UK||The Robinson Theatre|
|10-27-2018||Scotch Plains, NJ||Split Level Concerts|
|11-02-2018||Houston, TX||Mucky Duck|
|11-03-2018||Austin, TX||Cactus Cafe|
|11-09-2018||Philadelphia, PA||World Cafe Live|
|11-10-2018||Stanhope, NJ||Wild West City|
|11-15-2018||Richmond, VA||Capital Ale House|
|11-16-2018||Roanoke, VA||The Spot on Kirk|
|11-17-2018||Durham, NC||Forty Acres|
|11-30-2018||Washington, DC||Union Stage|
|12-01-2018||Bethlehem, PA||Godfrey Daniels|
|12-07-2018||Elmsford, NY||Lagond Music School|