Steve Forbert Announces New Album 'Compromised'

(Skye Media) Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert has announced that Rock Ridge Music will release his 16th studio album, Compromised, on November 6, 2015. We were sent the following details:

Recorded in Woodstock and Cape Cod and produced by Forbert along with John Simon (who helmed Forbert's breakthrough sophomore album, 1979's Jackrabbit Slim), Compromised is anything but what its title suggests. Its aggressive, roots-rock stylings are reminiscent of Forbert's 1992 album The American in Me.

From the rambling piano and horn-driven swing in "Big Comeuppance" to the seductive twang in "Devil (Here She Comes Now)" to the ironic romanticizing of Altamont in "Welcome the Rolling Stones," Forbert has followed his muse to the hilt. "It's all about the songs," Forbert acknowledges, "and the songs are about the inspiration. For me, if you have the inspiration, then you have to make the commitment to getting the song as good as you know it should be. Then making an album-a finished product-is your next challenge."

Compromised collaborators include bassist Joey Spampinato (NRBQ), drummer Lou Cataldo (The Freeze), pianist/trumpeter Kami Lyle, and keyboardist Robbie Kondor, the latter of whom played on Forbert's classic 1978 debut, Alive on Arrival. "I recorded with the band that did the Arrival and Jackrabbit anniversary tours with me in 2013 and 2014," Forbert says, "where we played those albums in their entireties. It just seemed natural to say, 'Okay, we're going to rehearse for this tour - but let's record an album together, too.' And it was great reconnecting with John Simon again after all this time."

Compromised seems to be a fairly ironic title, given the nature of its contents. "If people ask me why it's called Compromised, well, that's the first song on the record, and it's pretty true to my style," Forbert admits. "But to put it simply, I've been dealing with the changes we've all been going through and what we live with in life today. Clearly, we're going through something new because of the digital revolution. We have so much intensity in the air now - that cliché of too much information."

Forbert plans to tour in UK and Scandinavia in September and October, with some US dates planned in November and December.

Steve Forbert Tour Dates:
9/19 - Mamaroneck, NY / SOWE Music Festival
9/23 - Glasgow, UK / St. Andrews in the Square
9/24 - Perth, UK / Inchyra Arts Club
9/25 - Edinburgh, UK / The Pleasence Theatre
9/27 - Stockholm, Sweden / Bryggarsalen Restaurang & Konferens
9/28 - Orebro, Sweden / Scandic Grand
9/29 - Oslo, Norway / Buckleys
9/30 - Bergen, Norway / Madam Felle
10/2 - Malmo, Sweden / Folk å Rock
10/3 - Skebobruk, Sweden / Skebobruks Pub
10/4 - Uppsala, Sweden / Kulturoasen
10/6 - Manchester, UK / Richard Goodall Gallery
10/7 - Sheffield, UK / The Greystones
10/8 - Thorner, UK / Thorner Victory Hall
10/10 - London, UK / Nells Jazz & Blues
10/11 - Milton Keynes, UK / The Stables
10/12 - Belfast, UK / Errgile Inn
10/14 - Cardiff, UK / The Globe
10/15 - Bristol, UK / St. Stephens, Bristol
11/6 - Cambridge, MA / Club Passim
11/14 - West Kingston, RI / Courthouse Center for the Arts
11/18 - Portland, ME / One Longfellow Square
11/20 - Albany, NY / The Linda
11/21 - Beacon, NY / The Towne Crier Café
12/4 - Kennett Square, PA / The Kennett Flash
12/5 - New Hope, PA / New Hope Winery

2016 dates:
1/8 - Atlanta, GA / Red Light Café
1/9 - Jacksonville, FL / Mudville Grille
1/23 - Evanston, IL / SPACE
1/24 - Ft. Wayne, IN / One Lucky Guitar
1/28 - Stevens Point, WI / Sentry Theatre (w/Leo Kottke)
1/29 - Green Bay, WI / Meyer Theatre (w/ Leo Kottke)
1/30 - Madison, WI / The Barrymore Theatre (w/ Leo Kottke)
3/4 - Vienna, VA / Jammin Java
3/11 - Pawling, NY / Daryl's House Club
3/12 - Ithaca, NY / The Dock

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