In October 2016, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert is releasing a joyride of a new album. Flying at Night, recorded as a collaboration with his longtime friend, multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford, is a pleasure from beginning to end.
“My booking agent in England asked me if I could possibly come up with a release to precede this year’s Fall UK tour,” says Forbert. “I completed nine unfinished songs that span several decades—a couple from way back before I left Mississippi, one about my post-rehab life in a culture of alcohol advertisements, one about a rare hour of downtime I had while on tour in 1988 with Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.”
“Anthony Crawford and I have worked together off and on since he guested on my album The American in Me (Geffen Records, 1992),” says Forbert. “As producer of Flying at Night, he ran free with the tunes, adding whatever he wanted from his home studio toy box—lead guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, and mandolin.” Crawford, a recording artist in his own right, has toured with Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam.
“Flying at Night makes for a great companion piece to the autobiography I’ve been working on for two years.” The book, called Big City Cat, covers Forbert’s entire career with a colorful look at his midseventies experiences playing both folk and New Wave clubs in Greenwich Village. Big City Cat will be published this fall by pfp Publishing in Boston.
In the US, Flying At Night is currently available exclusively from SteveForbert.com
Flying At Night
1. Flying At Night 2:16
2. Belle of Baltimore 3:15
3. Dream Song 3:04
4. An Hour or So 1:52
5. Dear Angel 2:27
6. Never Trust a Man Who Doesn't Drink 3:39
7. Listen To The Mockingbird 2:35
8. Out in the World 3:25
9. What If Her Love Should Fail? 3:41
10. Quiet Day 4:01
11. Surf's Out 3:16