More than four decades have passed since Steve Forbert made his way to New York City from his Meridian, Mississippi birthplace in quest of a career in music. It was the most unlikely time and place for a folk singer to leap into the fray in a burgeoning scene where new wave and punk were emerging while he took the stage as a the archetypal folkie, armed with just an acoustic guitar and sheaf of very personal songs.
After busking on the street for change from passers by, he rose to sharing bills at CBGB’s with the likes of Talking Heads, The Shirts and John Cale as well as headlining more traditional venues such as The Bitter End and Kenny’s Castaways. Against staggering odds, he found blazing success early on with a string of critically acclaimed and commercially accepted albums including Alive on Arrival (1978), Jackrabbit Slim (1979), and Little Stevie Orbit (1980) and a most unlikely smash hit single, “Romeo’s Tune.”
Frank Carillo and Eddie Seville are solo artists who began writing, recording and touring as an acoustic duo in 2010, logging many miles in both the US and Europe. These colorful songsmiths play a mix of each other’s work as well as co-writes, while delivering stellar performances filled with great stories and great songs.
Frank Carillo’s craftsmanship as a world-class guitar player and songwriter, along with his warm, affable persona has allowed him to make an indelible mark on the international music scene. Personally signed to Atlantic Records by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Frank has performed to sold-out arenas and supported A-list bands across America & Europe throughout his career.
Eddie Seville is an American songwriter who’s written songs released on Island / Atlantic and Universal Records, as well as music aired on the top three US television networks and HBO. With an ironic perspective and a raconteur charm, he’s been collecting grins, winks & nods in theaters, road houses and folk gatherings around the continental US, Europe and Canada.