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Bernstein Info

To email Dan Bern: danbern@gte.net

To send snail mail to Dan:
1158 26th Street #411
Santa Monica CA 90403
Dan Bern Hotline Toll-free
1-888-222-BERN. Tour dates and ordering info for CDs and merchandise.

General Info
Dan Bern aka Bernstein grew up in Iowa, the son of Jewish immigrants. Pretty much everything I know about Dan Bern I gleaned from his songs. His lyrics often include references to baseball and painting (esp. Van Gogh). He also takes pot shots at pop culture and sings about current events - part of what makes Dan Bern great is that he has stuff to say about the lives we lead...so many people just take the state of the world for granted without ever wondering whether it perhaps could be better. The rest of why Dan Bern is great is his creativity and originality, and the genuine emotional quality he brings to his music. If you've never seen him in concert, I urge you to go: you won't be disappointed. (Caveat: Sometimes it seems like he gets mad at his audience for being, um, an audience. But he's still a great musician.)

Bernstein v. Dan Bern
What's the what? Well, Dan Bern used to go by just that, but along the line he went back to Lithuania to where his family lived before they came to America. He wrote a few songs about it, notably Lithuania and Lithuania II, and there is also a "Talking Bernstein" piece where he explains his reclaimation of the name. I'm not sure what the current status of this is though, because on all the official stuff it's still "Dan Bern". But now you know. And knowing's half the battle. =)


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