THE SLIP BACK DAN BERN

THREE DATES FOR THE SLIP WITH DAN BERN IN SEPTEMBER


Dan Bern
The Slip's Marc Friedman (bass) and Andrew Barr (drums) will once again back acclaimed folk troubadour Dan Bern for a series of shows in the Northeast in September. Brad Barr (guitar/vocals) will be along as well, kicking off each show with a special solo set.

Bern's upcoming tour will support his new full-length CD, Breathe, hitting streets on September 19, 2006! Dan Bern's sixth long-playing album, Breathe—which again reunites him with big-league producer Chuck Plotkin—is something entirely new for the artist. It takes the personal and finds in it a seedling of renewal. This isn't music that has 'big balls;' instead, it has a big, beating heart. In a way, Bern had always been 'arriving' prior to this, but with this album he has finally Arrived. The songs are not merely preternaturally observant, as they have always been, but feel fully present and made from flesh and blood. They trade in the verbal fireworks of the past and make a touching investment in the lives of their characters, who are often burned out and beat down by their overwhelmed lives—even the Messiah, who reappears in the title track for His third act, seems more than a little downcast—but who nevertheless somehow find the strength and courage to beat back at the world, even if only in small or symbolic ways. With a gesture of selflessness, Dan disappears into these song-sized narratives and allows his characters to voice their own—and, by extension, our shared—lives. In the process, he has given them and his songs and himself a reason to hope. And room to breathe.

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THE SLIP WITH DAN BERN TOUR DATES
09.13 | Higher Ground (Showcase Lounge) | Burlington, VT
09.14 | Iron Horse Music Hall | Northampton, MA
09.16 | Irving Plaza | New York, NY

DAN BERN TOUR DATES
09.15 | Harpers Ferry | Allston, MA
09.22 | World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA
09.23 | Jammin' Java | Vienna, VA
09.26 | The Evening Muse | Charlotte, NC
09.27 | Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC
09.28 | Eddie's Attic | Decatur, GA
09.29 | Pollack Theatre | Long Branch, NJ
10.06 | The Ark | Ann Arbor, MI
10.07 | Earlham College | Richmond, IN
10.08 | Canal Street Tavern | Dayton, OH
10.10 | Headliner's | Louisville, KY
10.12 | Martyrs' | Chicago, IL
10.13 | CSPS | Cedar Rapids, IA
10.14 | Gargoyle | St. Louis, MO
11.10 | Slim's | San Francisco, CA
11.11 | Center for the Arts | Grass Valley, CA
11.16 | Doug Fir | Portland, OR
11.17 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA

http://www.danbern.com/

[Published on: 8/16/06]

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Death Cube K starstarstar Wed 8/16/2006 12:39PM
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Death Cube K

good stuff. thumbs up

Andy starstarstarstarstar Wed 8/16/2006 12:46PM
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Andy

This is fabulous news, guaranteed to be a soulful night of music with this collaboration!