Blue Rose Music Announces the April 21st Release of “I Blinked Once”

John Oates and Bekka Bramlett’s Cover of the
Classic Steve Forbert Song and First Single from the Collective’s
Upcoming Release An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Joe Poletto, Founder of Blue Rose Music today announced the April 21st
release of John Oates’ cover of “I Blinked Once,” featuring Bekka
Bramlett. This is the first single to be released from the collective’s
upcoming An American Troubadour: The Songs
Of Steve Forbert
album, which showcases a number of
notable artists lending their voices and style to classic Steve Forbert

Review Video For “I Blinked Once” – John Oates/Bekka Bramlett

Steve Forbert wrote “I Blinked Once” in 1987 and released it on the 1988
Geffen Records album Streets Of This Town.
“It was one of the easiest songs that I have ever written,” says Steve.
“I got up in the middle of the night and wrote it by moonlight. I
recorded it at Garry Tallent’s Shorefire Studio in Long Branch, NJ. Now
almost 30 years later, John Oates and Bekka Bramlett have recorded their
version in Nashville, TN, produced by Oates and David Kalmusky at
Addiction Studios.”

Asked about the single, John Oates said: “It was very cool for me to be
able to re-imagine Steve Forbert’s song ‘I Blinked Once.‘ I was drawn to
his great lyrics and ability to take a simple idea and craft it into a
memorable song. We gave it a harder edge in the production and turned it
into a duet with myself and the legendary Bekka Bramlett, whose energy
is a thing to behold.”

Adds Steve Forbert: “Thanks to John Oates for putting his legendary
stamp on ‘I Blinked Once‘ and for taking the time from his busy schedule
to film a video. Oates’ cover is a great way to kick off An American
album and teaming up with Bekka Bramlett was a wonderful
choice (as I have enjoyed working with her in Nashville myself). My
thanks go to Blue Rose Music for putting together this entirely
flattering compilation!”

Joe Poletto, Founder of Blue Rose Music comments: “We are thrilled to
release the first single ‘I Blinked Once,’ from the upcoming An
American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert
There is so much depth to Steve’s words and music and we’re honored to
have Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer John Oates and his
fine collaborator Bekka Bramlett cover ‘I Blinked Once.’ Their take on
this classic Forbert tune captures the spirit of Steve and this release
marks the first of many wonderful covers to be found in the record. We
are proud to share this troubadour album with all of Steve’s fans around
the world.”


Deborah Radel