Steve Forbert

Steve Forbert

Steve Manshel

Friday, March 8

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Armory

$23.00 - $25.00

Steve Forbert
Steve Forbert
“Big City Cat - My Life in Folk-Rock,” singer/songwriter Steve Forbert’s exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye. Originally conceived as a stage play and screen treatment, it finds him documenting his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music. Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully documents the trials, travails and triumphs that would eventually play out over the course of his prolific 40 year career. The book is accompanied by its own soundtrack as well, an A+ new album entitled The Magic Tree that offers a series of songs gleaned from previously recorded acoustic demos, overdubbed with new backing tracks and fleshed out as a series of songs that ring with the verve and vitality that Forbert’s fans have always come to expect. Consistently upbeat and optimistic, they convey a firm sense that age ought not diminish a lust for living. Then again, that’s been Forbert’s mantra for quite some time—honoring his past while plowing his way towards the future.
Steve Manshel
Steve Manshel
Steve Manshel is a powerfully charismatic singer-songwriter-guitarist who loves to share his music, energy, smile and heart. He’s done it all his life and continues to do so with each new song and every performance.

Born and raised in NY, Steve idolized groups such as America, Poco, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band and Firefall, among others. He landed in Colorado, only to be picked up by one of his idols, Firefall who showcased songs Steve had written such as The Hurt, Innocent Victim and Come Hell Or High Water. He has shared the stage with just about every iconic band he had admired…a dream come true! Steve’s emotive voice can be heard in songs on Firefall’s album MESSENGER, where his song Innocent Victim served as a musical cornerstone for child-abuse benefits. Come Hell Or High Water was used for an annual Red Cross benefit bearing the same name, raising over $1,000,000 for those in need.

Steve continues to ‘make a living-giving’ – he’s an ongoing supporter of various compassionate organizations including the ALS Association, MDA, and Donor Alliance, in addition to being a Red Cross Ambassador. Steve’s latest album KANDYSHINE runs the musical gamut from intimate acoustic to fun-filled rock anthems, with just the right amount of heartache and reflection thrown in for humility! Steve has headlined festivals and concert series and engages every audience as they sing along with his fun, energetic songs. Whether recorded or live, performing solo or with his top-shelf band, playing his originals or his creative renditions of ‘covers’, Steve Manshel will bring you along for the ride as he shares his joy, imperfections, inspirations… and loving heart.
Venue Information:
The Armory
314 E. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524