Dan Bern

The Center for the Arts presents
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30PM
$22 members, $25 non-member

(Limited to 100 seats)

“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire; and expresses his love for humankind through scabrous, literary, skeptical rhymes full of hyperarticulation and the tormented self-knowledge of the really, really smart.” – Washington Post

“Bern makes the kind of American music that radio could use…He’s a folky troubadour with a rock-and-roll heart and the all-too-rare skill of combining humor and intelligence. Sometimes he rocks with a Tom Petty-like heartland rumble, at others he delivers his lyrical musings with quiet acoustic backing.” – Baltimore Sun

Dan Bern is best known as a prolific songwriter and electric performer who has released a dozen albums and has spent over a decade appearing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall.

Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects. He composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme”s documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains. Bern also composed songs that are included in the Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, and he has had songs featured on the CW show Hellcats.

Since 2009, Bern has self-released 2 live albums, a children’s album Two Feet Tall, his first studio album in 6 years Drifter, an album of baseball songs Doubleheader, and an album based on the writings of Everett Ruess, Wilderness Song, which will serve as the soundtrack for a Jonathan Demme-produced documentary of the same name.


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