Steven John Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer and singer-songwriter….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007.
Steven Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s. After leaving the Navy, he teamed with Dan McCrimmon to create the group Frummox. Fromholz also played with Stephen Stills and Rick Roberts before going solo. He recorded with Willie Nelson, singing “I’d Have to be Crazy,” ….and Lyle Lovett covered “Texas Trilogy” and “Bears.” Other artists who have recorded his songs include Hoyt Axton, John Denver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Sturgill Simpson.
In addition to singing and songwriting….Fromholz dabbled in acting, play writing, poetry, record producing, narrating, jingle-writing and whitewater river guiding. In 2007, he was named Poet Laureate of the State of Texas by the Texas State Legislature. His latest book is Steven Fromholz: New and Selected Works.
He had two daughters….with Darcie, to whom the song “Dear Darcie” is dedicated….and is performed in this video herewith live on Austin City Limits ….and Felicity, for whom his record label Felicity Records is named.