Steve Fromholz


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Best known as a singer and songwriter, Texas-born Steven Fromholz writes songs recorded by other songwriters. Hoyt Axton, John Denver, Lyle Lovett, Michael Martin Murphy, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and Rusty Wier have all cut his tunes with Willie's recording of Steven's "I'd Have To Be Crazy" earning the writer two platinum records. In Kirk Dooley's BOOK OF TEXAS BEST (Taylor Pub., 1988), he names Steven's "Texas Trilogy" the best song ever written about Texas. His recording career began in August of 1969 in New York City where he and Dan McCrimmon, his partner in the duet, FRUMMOX, had gone from their homes in Colorado to cut the now classic folk album, FRUMMOX: HERE TO THERE. The duet went their separate ways in the spring of '71 and since then Steven has released two albums on the Capitol label, one on Willie's Lone Star Records, THE OLD FART IN THE MIRROR on Jerry Jeff's Tried & True label, and six on his own Felicity Records, including his new releases, A GUEST IN YOUR HEART and LIVE AT ANDERSON FAIR. In 1977, Steven launched his theatrical career in Austin as the lead in "Willie the Shake" (a midsummernight's look at "A Midsummernight's Dream" at the Roundtop Shakespeare Festival), written by his publisher Tommy White and co-writer Nick Andrews, for a four-week run at the Ritz Theater on Sixth St. He has appeared in five motion pictures including a co-starring role in Andy Anderson's critically acclaimed psycho-drama thriller, POSITIVE I. D. Among his roles at Austin's award-winning Live Oak Theater are "Tevye" in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, "the Judge" in SWEENY TODD, 'Woody" in the '97 Texas premier of P. Glazer's WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG and "Gus" in Larry L, King's award winning play, THE NIGHT HANK WILLIAMS DIED. He also plays a mean "Scrooge". BOSQUE COUNTY, TEXAS , a play co-authored by Steven and based on his song, "Texas Trilogy" opened at Live Oak in March of '92 for a record-breaking six-week run. Tim Leatherwood, long-time proprietor of Anderson Fair, long-lasting folk club in Houston, calls Steven, "the funniest man in folk music." (By the way, thanks Tim for turning on the CD burner on that magical night so we could put out LIVE AT ANDERSON FAIR.) Indeed, an evening in a club with Steven on stage presents almost as much of his bawdy, bodacious humor as it does his remarkable singing and songwriting talents. His style is a quick-witted, ad lib, comeback kind of funny that really makes his audiences feel a part of the evening's entertainment. A natural story-teller, with his "Aunt Minnie and The Bear" and "Granny's Pendulous Breasts", Steven will have you laughing until your cheeks hurt. Steven sings his songs in a rich, smooth baritone voice with just enough edge on it to sound like honey and tequila. He can be big and boisterous on one tune and tender and touching on the next. He has the heart for the ballads but when asked, he describes his music as "free-form, country-folk rock, science-fiction, gospel-gum, bluegrass opera, cowjazz music." In the fall of 1980 Steven began working with Far Flung Adventures, a river outfitter in Terlingua, Texas. His job was to be the featured entertainer on three-day float trips down the Rio Grande through Santa Elena, Mariscal, and Boquillas Canyons in Big Bend National Park. He loved it. Steven has since trained as a white-water river guide, swift water technician and medical first responder and now, five or six times a year, he rows the rivers with Texas Fiver Expeditions/Far Flung Adventures in Texas, Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Steven led his first Horseback to Mexico in February and became the official Singin' Cowboy for Lajitas Stables, joined by Angela Blair, his ex-barrel racing sister. Steven says he will "play 'most anywhere for 'most anybody.", and in the past thirty-three years he certainly has been as good as his word. But if you ask him where is his favorite place to play, he'll tell you it is, "sittin' on a beer cooler on a riverbank in a canyon somewhere, pickin' and singin' for fifteen or twenty happy campers sittin' 'round the campfire." In January, 2001, Steven released his first studio recordings in many years, a 14-song Felicity Records collection entitled A GUEST IN YOUR HEART. The CD features "a bunch of new tunes and a few old friends and some pleasant surprises." Some of those "few old friends" include the last session recordings by the late pedal steel legend, Jimmy Day, appearing with old friend Johnny Gimble. Lyle Lovett sings some background vocals, and Butch Hancock added some harmonica! Plus many of the best session players around! In November, 2001, he followed that with Felicity Records' CD release of LIVE AT ANDERSON FAIR, a great location recording of Steven and his guitar playing 21 of his favorite tunes, generously mixed with the customary snappy patter.
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02/21/2010 - Steven Fromholz birthday serenade makes memories - Read More
07/03/2007 - Small Star  - Read More
06/08/2007 - Texas legend Fromholz hangs hat in Sugar Land - Read More
06/07/2007 - Houston Arts Alliance Literary Salon - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.8              Total Reviews: 16


Steve Fromholz  05/14/2009            
jan Spradley(Hash0
Hey guys, I used to be jan hash and loved yu and miss angie for years. please let me know if we could come see yu. We live in Waco and would luv to come see u or have yu come here. I'm in Gholson, just 12 miles north of waco. Can't wait to hear from yu. Luv, luv, luv, jan Miss Angie I can't remember your last name. I feel terrible, except I don't think you ever used one. LOL
Steve Fromholz  05/14/2007            
DAVID EVANS
I FIRST SAW STEVE FRUMHOLZ AND DAN MCCRIMMON AS FRUMMAX AT THE "CHECKERED FLAG" CLUB IN AUSTIN, ABOUT 1970-71. THEIR MUSIC STRUCK A CHORD IN MY GUITAR-PICKER'S HEART. THEIR ALBUM "FROM HERE TO THERE" SOON CAME TO OUR HOME, WHERE IT STILL IS...SO WORN THAT I JUST BASICALLY MEMORIZED ALL THE SONGS SO THE LP WOULDN'T GET SO MUCH WEAR. I RECORDED SOME PERSONAL FRUMMAX APPEARANCES ON RADIO LATER ON, INCLUDING A SONG NAMED "COME UP TO THE MOUNTAINS", WHICH REALLY NEEDS TO BE ON A CD. THE CROWNING MEMORY OF FRUMMAX AND THE FINE GIFT STEVE F. GAVE THE WORLD WAS "TEXAS TRILOGY". FROM WHAT I READ NOWADAYS, STEVE IS PROBABLY AWARE THAT MANY AMATEUR (LIKE ME) AND PRO FELLOW PICKERS HAVE TAKEN THIS WONDERFUL PIECE OF LIVING HISTORY AND PLAYED IT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WELL, JUST AD MY MANY RENDITIONS OVER THE YEARS, SUNG BEFORE A GURU IN A SOUTH INDIAN ASHRAM, AND SUNG TO THE BEAUTIFUL TEXAS WOMAN WHO WAS TO BECOME MY WIFE. THANK YOU, STEVE.
Steve Fromholz  12/03/2006            
Mike Calaway, Tunesmith/Texan
Steve Fromholz is, in my humble opinion,one of the greatest treasures we have in Texas. I've seen him perform at venues like MacHenreys in Fort Worth, and also at festivals like Raz On the Braz, and never fail to put on a great show. This CD is no exception to that fact. It's music the way I love to hear it, songs that inspire me, performed by the man who wrote them with nothing but his guitar. With the recently renewed popularity of acoustic shows, here's one from before it was cool. This should be required listening for anyone who claims to be a fan of live music. I just wish I could have given it more stars. Thank you Steve.
Steve Fromholz  08/16/2006            
Barry Mitchell
A friend of mine that I work with had me listen to a live recording by Steve Fromholz, been a big fan ever since, beautiful voice, great guitar work and catchy songs.
Steve Fromholz  01/12/2006            
Alan
Shortly before moving to Texas in 1980 I was introduced to the music of Steve Fromholz. Little did I realize until after I arrived how his music captured the essence of Texas. Many were the times I listened to A Rumor in My Own Time and Jus' Playin'Along. Years went by and I left Texas, but a few years ago I walked into a CD store in Cowtown and asked the clerk if he had anything by Steve Fromholz. He handed me Guest in Your Heart. What can I say? Dozens of years later and the man hadn't lost a lick. The voice as mellow as ever, the songs as clever or touching. Steve Fromholz's music is on a higher plane. It's not the music you are likely to hear on a C&W station. It is far more authentic. Even here in Maine, when I listen to Cowboy Country Club or Saddest Man in Texas, I can feel Texas in my bones. Steven is more than a singer, more than an entertainer, he is the Texas Troubador. Mr. Fromholz is easily Texas' best kept secret. It is unfortunate that he has not gained the recognition he deserves, but for those of us who have been fortunate enough to hear of him, his music is timeless.
Steve Fromholz  10/10/2005            
Seve McBride
I went to school with Steve in Denton, Texas. Steve was a quiet, unconsuming, star athlete(well a athlete)Steve won't admit it but he was a pretty fair bowler also. During his high school years, I never heard Steve perform, which is a shame, because I lost out hearing a rare talent and now I can't get enough of his music. I just went back to our home town for the first time since 1973 and walked around the courthouse square being a tourist in my home town. I found some of Steve's music and a pretty graphic reveiw of Steve's life as a song writer and performer.Very interesting. I know this is a long review for someone re-living old memories about times old times. Steve is one the greatest song writers-celebrities to ever to come from the North Texas area. I think someone should organize a Steve Fromholz appreciation jubilee to thank him for all his great accomplishments in the music field. I don't have the money to do this by myself, by if I did I would. But I would give of my time to help.Steve McBride classmate-friend
Steve Fromholz  03/04/2004            
Stephen St. Clair
Thanks Kurt. I pulled out an old Fromholz album I had sitting around my house. As I sat there and listened to it, I began to realize what it was that made me fall in love with the music of Mr. Fromholz. The "Texas Trilogy", Bears, what do you say, the guy transports you to a different time, a different place. Those of you who have never heard of Mr. Fromholz, you need to listen. He is what Texas music is all about. He is amazing. If you get a chance, see him at Larry Joe Taylor's music festival in Stephenville this year. It will be a show that you will not soon forget.
Steve Fromholz  08/04/2002            
Elaine Boerner
I always go to hear Steve whenever ge appears at Anderson Fair in Houston. He puts on a fun, majestically entertaining evening. His beautiful voice, guitar playing, and his performance of his music are all totally awesome! The lyrics of his songs are beautiful, many humorous and some very sad, and mostly written by Steve! I have seen him perform at Liberty Hall and Houston's Steamboat Springs! He has only gotten better! I can definitely promise that you won't be disappointed. I own his very first album, Frolicking in the Myth! Treat yourself to a wonderful evening and you will certainly be a life-long fan, too!
Steve Fromholz  07/14/2002            
Steve Fromholz  05/27/2002            
L.B.
This takes me back to the days when my buddy's big brother would sneak us in to the old Poor David's Pub on McKinney Avenue in Dallas to hear Fromholz at work. The "Old Fart" is in fine voice and playing better guitar than I remember. The old tunes hold up and the newer ones retain that distinct Fromholz wit. The interminable passage of time seems only to amuse and amaze him. Fromholz is a wonderful writer and performer and now he has gone digital..."thank you, Jesus...and thank you Willie (not necessarily in that order)."
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