Dan Bern has released some two dozen studio albums, EPs, and live recordings since his first CD on Sony/Work in 1997. Either fronting various bands or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, all while sounding fresh and original. Danâ€™s songs pack a punch, and are engaging and often cinematic.
Bernâ€™s singular songwriting has led to work on such projects as the Judd Apatow features Walk Hardâ€”the Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek. His songs have appeared in countless TV shows and independent films, been covered by The Whoâ€™s Roger Daltrey, and lately, comprise all the songs for Amazon Primeâ€™s The Stinky and Dirty Show, a cartoon for youngsters, now in its second season.
In addition to the music, Dan Bern is a prolific painter, with works hanging in The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and The Bobby Feller Museum. He has published several books, the latest being a collection of poems, â€œencounters,â€ which recount his real-life encounters with, among others, Wilt Chamberlain, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Carter and Hunter S. Thompson.
Exciting new projects in the works include new recordings with his much beloved band, â€œThe International Jewish Banking Conspiracyâ€ (IJBC).