Dan Bern
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

witty & prolific folk troubadour

$22 advance / $24 door

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August 07 8:00 pm

Dan BernDan Bern is hilarious, thoughtful, creative, and prolific – he keeps turning out terrific songs and performing them with great gusto and relish. The New York Times pegs his genre as “topical-political-poetical-sarcastic-punk-folk” and Dan himself sings, “If you must put me in a box, make sure it's a big box, with lots of windows.” Whether he’s singing about baseball or Bob Dylan, Osama in Obamaland or a New Mexico town named after a game show, he applies his poetic lyrics and supple tenor to what the Washington Post calls “drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire.”
 
Dan was born in Mount Vernon, Iowa and eventually made his way to Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He has composed for films, including Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek, as well as for television and the stage, and released 19 albums. His latest, Songs of Fall, features ten originals mostly written last autumn. In 2007, he won an Independent Music Award for his album Breathe. If you’ve ever wondered what Marilyn Monroe’s life would have been like if she’d married Henry Miller instead of Arthur Miller, Dan is the musical philosopher for you. “I am the messiah,” he confesses in “Jerusalem” – and even if he’s delusional, it’s a wonderfully entertaining delusion, and you can share it with Dan tonight at the Freight!


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