1991 Steve Forbert – The American In Me

The American In Me (1991) is the seventh album by Steve Forbert.

Samuel Stephen “Steve” Forbert (born December 13, 1954) is an American pop music singer-songwriter. Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 said Forbert has “One of the most distinctive voices anywhere.” His 1979 song “Romeo’s Tune” reached No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 13 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. It also spent two weeks at No. 8 in Canada. Forbert’s first four albums all charted on the Billboard 200 chart, with Jack Rabbit Slim certified gold. In 2004, his Any Old Time album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Folk category. Forbert has released twenty studio and three live albums.


1  Born Too Late (Steve Forbert) 04:07
2  If You’re Waiting For Me (Steve Forbert) 03:35
3  Responsibility (Steve Forbert) 03:29
4  When The Sun Shines (Steve Forbert) 03:14
5  The American In Me (Steve Forbert) 04:09
6  Baby, Don’t (Steve Forbert) 03:43
7  Change In The Weather (Steve Forbert) 03:46
8  You Cannot Win ‘Em All (Steve Forbert) 02:57
9  Rock While I Can Rock (Steve Forbert) 01:55
10  New Working Day (Steve Forbert) 02:56


BassDusty Wakeman
DrumsJeff Donavan
Drums (programming)Ralph Forbes
GuitarClay Barnes
Acoustic GuitarSteve Forbert
KeyboardsSkip Edwards
HarmonicaSteve Forbert
PercussionAlex Acuna
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnthony Crawford
VocalsSteve Forbert

Other Musicians

1 Born Too Late

BassBob Glaub
GuitarPete Anderson
GuitarSteve Forbert
Background VocalsAndrea Robinson
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk

2 If You’re Waiting For Me

BassBob Glaub
GuitarPete Anderson

3 Responsibility

BassBob Glaub
GuitarPete Anderson

4 When The Sun Shines

GuitarPete Anderson
Acoustic GuitarClay Barnes

5 The American In Me

BassBob Glaub

6 Baby, Don’t

GuitarSteve Forbert

7 Change In The Weather

GuitarPete Anderson

8 You Cannot Win ‘Em All

GuitarPete Anderson

10 New Working Day

BassGary White

Liner Notes

Producer – Pete Anderson
Arranged By – Pete Anderson, Steve Forbert
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – David Leonard
Mixed By (Assistant) – Tracy Chisholm
Recorded By – Dusty Wakeman, Jim Scott
Recorded By – Tim Coats (Track 8)
Recorded By (Assistant) – Ken Paulakovich, Pete Magdaleno

Art Direction – Wendy Sherman
Design – Janet Wolsborn
Photography – Richard Litt
Typography – Marrow DeMerle

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Sound Castle Recorders, Los Angeles
Recorded At Track Record
Recorded At Moondog Studio
Phonographic Copyright The David Geffen Company