Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and magical stage presence. He has released some dozen albums since 1997, while performing everywhere from small clubs to Carnegie Hall.
Recently, 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 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, starring John C. Reilly, and contributed several more songs to Apatow’s Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. He wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme’s 2008 documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains, and also contributed original songs for Demme’s 2010 off-Broadway production of Family Week, which included a Bern duet with Emmylou Harris.
Tennessee-raised, Minneapolis-based soul songstress Chastity Brown has an alluring tendency to turn heads and hold audiences captive with her jazz-tinged folk compositions, mesmerizing voice and expressive acoustic guitar. She has released four full-length albums. In 2012, Chastity was named “Best Folk Artist” by City Pages.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire” —Washington Post
“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
“Tales that shock and awe.” —Philadelphia Daily News
“When Bern is on his game there is really no one better in any genre.” —Aquarian Weekly
“…brings to mind a 21st century version of Nina Simone.” –Pioneer Press
“…for those who appreciate songwriter-fueled jazz and a sense of organic greatness in the making, she is nothing short of a massage therapist for the ears and soul.” –Jim Walsh