Steve Forbert carved out a niche in New York City’s vibrant club scene, playing now-iconic venues like Gerde’s Folk City and CBGB’s during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and New Wave and punk acts were moving in. His critically acclaimed first album, Alive on Arrival, captured that heady period. Forbert’s next, Jackrabbit Slim, introduced the hit “Romeo’s Tune." Since then he’s produced 20 studio albums. Keith Urban, Rosanne Cash, and Marty Stuart, among others, have recorded his songs and Forbert’s tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy. Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock features photos from Forbert's personal collection. His stories are interspersed with early journal entries from New York City as well as reminiscences from the people around him—including former manager Danny Fields and E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent, who produced three of Forbert’s albums. It's a tale of a talented survivor in a challenging and changing music industry.