Steve Forbert Covers LP is Alive on Arrival

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John Oates and Bekka Bramlett

The first single to be released from Blue Rose Music‘s new An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert album, is a rousing performance by John Oates and Bekka Bramlett of the song “I Blinked Once.” Best Classic Bands was delighted to premiere the video on April 19, in advance of the album’s Oct. 6 release.

The LP showcases a number of notable artists–including John Popper of Blues Traveler, Bill Lloyd, and Robert Earl Keen–lending their voices and style to classic Steve Forbert songs.

Forbert’s debut album, Alive on Arrival, was released in 1978 and featured such memorable songs as “Goin’ Down to Laurel” and “You Cannot Win if You Do Not Play.” His 1980 single, “Romeo’s Tune,” reached #11 on the pop charts. He has since recorded over 20 albums.

Watch the video for “I Blinked Once”…

Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. He and Hall were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Oates knows a good song when he hears one: he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004.

Related: Hall and Oates’ triumphant return to Madison Square Garden

Oates released his much-anticipated memoir, Change of Seasons, in March 2017 via St. Martin’s Press.

Bekka Bramlett has recorded with dozens of artists including Bob Seger, Robert Plant, Buddy Guy, Rita Coolidge and Faith Hill and toured with Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo. She is the daughter of classic rock legends Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett.

Listen to Popper’s distinctive performance on “You Cannot Win (If You Do Not Play)”

Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that assists in the business and creative development of select musicians and projects. A portion of all revenue is donated to The Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.


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  1. Jack the hugger
    #1 Jack the hugger 22 April, 2017, 09:51

    Maybe Steve Forbert will get more attention from the songwriters hall of fame with this tribute cd

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