posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 07:55 PM
OK, I might as well get my two bits in on this topic. Has anyone ever heard of Dan Bern? Well, if anyone can wear the mantle handed down by Woody
Guthrie to Bob Dylan (and then on to Bruce Springsteen) then the musician most worthy of assuming the throne of "folk rock hero" it has to be DAN
BERN. Touring the US, Canada, Britain, France and Italy, Dan and his band, The International Jewish Banking Conspiracy, Dan has received
international critical acclaim. But, of course, it's difficult to describe music -- and especially Dan's music -- in a blog. The best way to
describe music is by listening to it. Check out Dan's music and, for god's sake, don't limit yourself to one or two songs. You have to listen to
several songs to grasp the range of topics and musical stylings to catch the flavor of Dan's work.
I recommend "King of the World", "God said No", "Tiger Wood", "Lightning Jazz" and "Swoosh".
Incidentally, Dan often tours with Ani DiFranco who also happens to produce his work on her independent label. Give him a listen, I'm sure that you
will be pleasantly surprised.