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.
In 2012, Bern released two new studio recordings showcasing American roots music: “Drifter,” featuring a duet with Emmylou Harris, and “Doubleheader,” an 18-song tribute to baseball culled from close to 30 years of songwriting. Both CDs feature longtime collaborators Common Rotation with whom Bern has also released two live recordings.
Dan makes up for ignoring Red Sox nation in past songs with his tune, (“Whatever Happened to) The Coyse.” The ultimate song for Sox fans.
OPENER : Bruce T. Carroll
After years spent “lost in the wilderness” of music and commerce ( i.e. building and running a music venue in Larchmont, NY, the famed Watercolor Cafe), Bruce T. Carroll has returned to his roots and his first and abiding love: lyric songwriting. With the release of his first official album, Ruckus and Romance, Bruce has forged a new career as a singer-songwriter using irony and imagery as tools in trade, like shoeing a horse…His band, and the players on Ruckus and Romance, including Marc Shulman, Tommy Mandel, Sara Milonovich, Clifford Carter, Lincoln Schleifer, Nicole Alifante, and Joe Bonadio, help bring this stable of songs to life…