Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert has lived in Nashville for the last two decades, but has also spent a lot of time over those years in Asbury Park, with a girlfriend. And he sang about her on his “My Seaside Brown-Eyed Girl,” a track from his 2007 album Strange Names and New Sensations, which also included “Strange Names (New Jersey’s Got ‘Em),” a song abuot the odd names that many New Jersey cities have.
In “My Seaside Brown-Eyed Girl” — which he performed at the Bergen-Rockland Music Festival on Saturday —he sings about being in Tennessee and missing “my favorite person in the world”:
“You’re in Springsteen land,
Summer waves and sand.
Where’s it all work out?
North or south of doubt?
What’s the master plan, Diane?”
Check it out below.
Forbert opened a photography exhibit, “Highway of Sight II,” this week at the Art629 gallery inAsbury Park. It will be there through July 26.
New Jersey celebratedits 350th birthday lastyear. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we are markingthe occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, for almost a year — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. We started in September 2014, and will keep going until late in the summer.
If you would like to suggest any songs to be included, please let me know in the comments section underneath the video. And if you want to see the entire list, either alphabetically or in the order the songs were selected, click here.