Dan Bern Visits American Songwriter

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How cool is it when Dan Bern, wandering minstrel and songwriter extraordinaire, stops by your office and makes up a song for you on the spot about the White Stripes’ break up? If only his harmonica was in the right key, we could have gotten ten more verses!

We had the honor of having Bern over to play us a few songs on the the eve of his Bluebird Cafe gig here in Nashville. It was informal, intimate, and amazing. To quote our intern: “that was the coolest guy I’ve met in a long, long time.”

Check out the video evidence below, and do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of Live In New York, his latest release (Live In Los Angeles was released last year).

You also still have time to catch him on his current tour — see the dates below.

“Blue Highway”-Dan Bern from Caine O’Rear on Vimeo.

“Lou Gehrig’s Disease”-Dan Bern from Caine O’Rear on Vimeo.

“Baby Bye Bye”-Dan Bern from Caine O’Rear on Vimeo.

Dan Bern tour dates:

Thurs, Feb 24 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square – with Common Rotation
Sat, Feb 26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall – with Common Rotation
Sun, Feb 27 – Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali Live – with Common Rotation
Wed, Mar 2 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Thurs, Mar 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Thunderbird Café
Sat, Mar 5 – Dayton, OH – Canal Street Tavern
Tues, Mar 8 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Wed, Mar 9 – Chicago, IL – S.P.A.C.E.
Sun, Mar 13 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Sat, Mar 19 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove Underground
Sun, Mar 20 – Carbondale, CO – Steve’s Guitars
Fri, Mar 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sat, Mar 26 – Portland, OR – The Alberta Rose Theatre
Sun, Mar 27 – Eugene, OR – Tsunami Books
Tues, Mar 29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s – The Momo Lounge – with Common Rotation
Wed, Marc 30 – Chico, CA – 1078 Gallery – with Common Rotation
Thurs, Mar 31 – San Francisco, CA – Freight & Salvage – with Common Rotation
Fri, Apr 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place – with Common Rotation
Sun, April 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg – with Common Rotation


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  1. Dan Bern fans! Catch Dan Bern’s appearance on Dave’s Gone By, Sat, noon-3pm(ET) 3/12/11 on UNC Radio (uncradio. c0m). He’ll chat about music, religion, touring, his family and more. If you miss the show, hear it in the archives at davesgoneby. c0m.

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