"Little Stevie Forbert" at Inverness Ironworks, Wed Oct 11th 2006
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Steve Forbert, the legenderay singer-songwriter from Meridian, Mississippi, plays Inverness Ironworks on Wednesday 11th October 2006.Born in 1955, he began playing the guitar at the age of ten, travelling to New York City eleven years later at the tender age of 21. He signed a record deal two years later and released his first album "Alive on Arrival" the same year. Many more albums followed and today he found himself in Inverness where the man, his guitar, "moothie" (although I doubt it's called that where he came from!) and tappety boots played and sang his heart out. Although never really a 'hits' artiste, nevertheless he has had a Top 20 album and has a fiercely loyal following.The Ironworks was very well attended for this concert which took him right back to his roots, playing songs from almost forty years ago, right up to the present day. He put his heart and soul into the performance, his unique gravelly voice in the style of Dylan but much softer and more mellow; his songs not of revolution but more down to earth subjects such as 'middle age'.Steve played for a full 90 minutes, solo, to a captivated audience. They rightly called for an encore which he was happy to oblige with. Even before the encore he could be heard calling offstage "Time for just one more, right?".Following the earlier performance by local girls Faye Sheret and Laura Dixon ("Afterglow") I'm sure there wasn't a disappointed person who left the Ironworks after a superb evening's entertainment.