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Rock Troubadour Gets "Compromised" On Midwest BEAT

by Rowland Scherman

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Tuesday, January 26, 2016  


GUEST:  Singer/Songwriter STEVE FORBERT


This edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” features musical guest STEVE FORBERT, who chats about his career, songwriting and his sixteenth and latest studio album, “COMPROMISED,” which is now available from Ridge Rock Records.   

STEVE FORBERT left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi  while in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of fame, fortune and a record deal.  He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station, eventually moving into the club scene, playing Greenwich Village folk haunts and infamous spots like CBGB’s.   This was at a time when his style of  rootsy rock was fading in favor of New Wave bands like Talking Heads and Blondie.  Despite the odds, Forbert landed his now folk-pop classic, “Romeo’s Tune,”  in the National Top 15 Singles Chart, forever putting him on the global radar.

Along with some lively conversation, this program features several selections from Forbert’s new CD, “COMPROMISED,” and of course, his trademark song, “Romeo’s Tune.”


 “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” is underwritten by Tom Lounges Entertainment, LLC


Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.