Monday, January 24, 2011

Wry singer/songwriter Dan Bern whose songs have set the tone for recent Judd Apatow films like “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and “Get Him to the Greek” returns to the Iron Horse on Saturday, February 26th

“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire”— Washington Post

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.  BERN comes to THE IRON HORSE in NORTHAMPTON on SAT, FEB 26th at 7:00pm.  For this show, Dan will be playing with Common Rotation, the Los Angeles-based trio of multi-instrumentalists with whom Bern has performed and recorded for the past two years.

Fresh off the heels of 2010’s Live in Los Angeles, Bern will release, Live in New York for this tour.  The two live records include some of his best-loved songs, including “Jerusalem,” “God Said No,” “I’m Not the Guy” and “Tiger Woods,” as well as a slew of brand new songs and previously live-only material.  2010 also saw the release of Bern’s first kid’s album, Two Feet Tall.  His first-ever Songbook, which has sheet music for 18 of his songs, will be available on the tour as well.

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/JuddApatow 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.

Bern has several new projects in the works, including a studio album with Common Rotation, a country-tinged album of songs he wrote while living in New Mexico, and an album of songs he wrote with Mike Viola, his frequent collaborator on movie projects. 

Meanwhile, he is looking forward to playing the Iron Horse once again! Tickets for Dan Bern with Common Rotation, Saturday, February 26th, 7PM at the Iron Horse in Northampton are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 or online at Buy tix here.

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