Dan Bern: Live in Concert
April 16, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
“Dan Bern strums drop-dead gorgeous melodies like a demon with his tail on fire; and expresses his love for humankind through scabrous, literary, skeptical rhymes full of hyper articulation and the tormented self-knowledge of the really, really smart.”
Dan Bern: Live in Concert
A remarkably prolific songsmith, Dan has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first acclaimed Sony-distributed CD in 1997. Dan’s songs are always literary, sometimes funny, and often cinematic. And it’s not uncommon at a Dan Bern concert to see and hear fans unabashedly singing along to one song after another with no prompting from the stage. Dan Bern recordings have featured a host of artists ranging from Ani DiFranco to Emmylou Harris, and he’s devoted entire albums to baseball (Doubleheader), politics (My Country II), and little kids (2 Feet Tall). He composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme’s documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains. Bern also composed songs that are included in the Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.
“With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.”
Opening Act: Melita and Isaac Zones
Melita is a singer-songwriter, folk musician based out of Berkeley, CA. She has been creating music for many years, in several capacities, including music for children, as well ceremonial song leading. Melita has a degree in eco-psychology, a worldview which has greatly informed her music. She co-founded and facilitates a rites-of-passge group for preteen girls and is also raising a wonderfully wise 10 year-old daughter. She has recorded and co-produced several albums, both for children and adults. To learn more about Melita, visit www.melitamusic.com.
San Francisco based musician Isaac Zones works as a Jewish Educator and Music Specialist for the JCCSF. He also does concerts, leads spiritual services and helps Jews celebrate in many capacities across different ages. Isaac got his start and has worked for many years at Camp Tawonga in Yosemite. In recent years Isaac has been playing and recording with Melita as well as his band SHAMATi. Isaac is a big fan of Dan Bern and is honored to share the stage with him! To learn more about Isaac visit www.IsaacZones.com or www.ShamatiMusic.com.
Schedule and Tickets
7:30 – Melita
8:15 – Dan Bern
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Snacks and warm drinks will be provided. Please bring a canned good to donate to our farm stand.
Songwriting Workshop with Dan Bern
Join us the next day for an intimate songwriting workshop with Dan Bern. Songwriting veteran? Master your craft. New to songwriting? Learn from the best! Learn more.
Wait, I Thought Your Farm Moved Already? Can You Tell Me More?
Right now Urban Adamah is in the middle of a three phase Capital Campaign. We’re raising funds to move our farm from it’s current location (1050 Parker Street) to a 2.2 acre lot in Northwest Berkeley (1151 6th Street). We began construction on 6th Street in September 2015 and originally expected to begin moving our farm in January 2016. Permit delays and the rainy winter have delayed our move until the spring. We look forward to sharing more information about our timeline as it becomes clearer. For now, all of our programs will take place at our current location, 1050 Parker Street, in Berkeley.