Host: Jacob Bernz
Jacob Bernz was born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley surrounded by the musical friends and colleagues of his father, two-time Grammy winning producer/musician David Bernz. Pete Seeger was a family friend and frequent presence in Jacob’s life. His grandfather, Harold Bernz, helped start People’s Songs, the precursor to Sing Out magazine. His great grandfather was Walter Lowenfels, the poet who co-wrote Wasn’t That a Time with Lee Hays. Songwriting literally runs through Jacob’s veins.
Through his friendship with Pete, and as a member of Clearwater’s Power of Song, Jacob has had the opportunity to play at many distinguished venues including The Guthrie Center, The Tarrytown Music Hall, New York’s Symphony Space and Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. He’s been fortunate to share the stage with notable musicians including David Amram, Guy Davis, Livingston Taylor, Jackson Browne, Tom Chapin and Arlo Guthrie.
Co-Host: David Bernz
David is the Grammy Award-winning producer of Pete Seeger’s two Grammy-winning CDs: At 89 (2009), and Tomorrow’s Children (2011), as well as the two 2012 releases of their newest collaborations, “A More Perfect Union” with songwriter Lorre Wyatt and “Pete Remembers Woody”, Pete’s spoken-word recollections of traveling with Woody Guthrie, with music by Work o’ the Weavers, the Vanaver Caravan, Cathy Fink and Pete & Woody, themselves.
David has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Tommy Makem, Billy Bragg, Oscar Brand, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow among others.David produced and released Pete Seeger’s 2003 post-9/11 offering, “Take It From Dr. King”.