Steve Forbert & The New Renditions – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – November 9th, 2018

Steve Forbert & The New Renditions

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Steve Forbert & The New Renditions

Jesse Bardwell

Fri · November 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$30/$35 ADV - $32/$37 DOS + Fees

Mezzanine tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

Steve Forbert & The New Renditions
Steve Forbert & The New Renditions
“Compromised” is Steve Forbert’s newest and from the comparative essay of the disc’s title song,(complete with catchy chorus and signature harmonica solo), to the exasperated advice for “everyman” on the album closer, “Whatever, Man,” Steve Forbert leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of life, love, turmoil and survival.

After years with local bands, Steve Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of recording deals and larger audiences. He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at infamous spots like New York City’s CBGB’s. At a time when rootsy rock was fading in favor of punk-edged bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie, Forbert’s folk-pop “Romeo’s Tune” hit #11 on the charts and brought him into the international spotlight. Critics and the public embraced his melodic and lyrical styles, a more traditional sound among the post-disco punk and rock of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Always following his own instincts, Forbert says, “I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit popular style and needs.”

And that’s the motto he has lived by since the release of his debut album, Alive on Arrival, in 1978. Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild recently wrote that “now or then, you would have been hard-pressed to find a debut effort that was simultaneously as fresh and accomplished as Alive on Arrival. It was like a great novel by a young author who somehow managed to split the difference between Mark Twain and J. D. Salinger.”
Jesse Bardwell
Jesse Bardwell is a musician born and raised in northwest New Jersey, but currently lives in close proximity to the beautiful Delaware Water Gap in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With an innate calling to music, he started his musical career early on; Quimby Mountain Band formed in 2005 when he was 17 years old. Over the years garnering regional acclaim and touring from the Atlantic to the mighty Mississippi QMB has raised a ruckus in Delta jukejoints, theatres, bars, dives, concert halls, and all the likes in between. Opening for acts such as Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Foghat and many others.

Throughout the years his song writing has leant itself more to the ear of early country and Americana. Writing songs for the band and other self indulgences has, over time, allowed him to form musical collaborations with many fine players from near and far. In addition to working on releasing his own solo "EP" (recorded in Nashville), his musical involvements include:

Jesse Bardwell and the Free Union is an Americana-Roots outfit comprised of; Jesse Bardwell of the Del. Water Gap region of NJ/PA. San Francisco Bay Area based Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh, along with Paul Figueroa from New Jersey. Peck, who joined Bardwell on his inaugural European tour, plays guitar and piano in her band “Midnight North” in addition to singing with Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead’s bands “Phil Lesh and Friends” and “Terrapin Family Band”. Grahame Lesh, guitar player and singer-songwriter, fills out the band on bass. As a founding member of “Midnight North” and “Terrapin Family Band” cornerstone, he has toured the world from Fuji to New York City. Paul Figueroa, life long friend and musical cohort of Bardwell, takes to the drums with an indelible groove. His previous band, Crobot, toured the U.S. and Europe in support of many major acts such as Motorhead, Clutch and Volbeat. These 3 join Bardwell in a musical revelry of deep-rooted Americana. Relentlessly filling rooms with a passionate sound since 2005, Bardwell has played over both sides of the Atlantic. He has shared the bill and stage with such acts as “Railroad Earth” the “Marshall Tucker Band”, Steve Forbert and countless others. Jesse Bardwell and the Free Union fashion a refulgent blend of Americana, country, roots and folk music. Their sets are comprised of both original works and a few pieces of adoration torn from the time-strewn pages of the great American songbook.

Cannons In the Cornfield is a traditional bluegrass and folk quintet. Comprised of members Joe Cirotti- fiddle/guitar, Harry Noble- banjo/guitar, Bob Noble- bass fiddle, Matt Schmidt- guitar, Jesse Bardwell- mandolin/guitar. Formed out of good friends who had an affinity for that old timey sound, Cannons can be seen delivering their brand of earth driven tunes around the North East.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/