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ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER DAN BERN'S REGENT STREET TOUR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 7:30PM

AT THE GASLIGHT THEATRE

ST. LOUIS, MO

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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Dan Bern is preparing to tour the United States this fall in support of the forthcoming album, Regent Street [PRIVATE link]. After losing two fingertips from an accident with a snowblower in March 2018, Bern found himself unable to play guitar for nearly a year. Turning to the piano, he found fresh perspective which led to Regent Street. A collection of eleven songs that reach new artistic heights, Regent Street will be released Friday, September 13. The title track and lead single was previously recorded by Roger Daltrey, a fan of Bern’s work, after Bern sent The Who singer a demo. “Regent Street” was recorded for this album in a style inspired by Daltrey’s version, and Bern considers it a cover of his own song. 

"What has always set Bern apart is his lyrical content," Tim Porter, PASTE explains, and this talent, combined with Bern's ability to compose an instantly appealing song, makes Regent Street a breakthrough album. Producer Jonathan Flaugher says "These songs are timely and important and hit right to the core of the moment. I believe they transcend style or whatever producing or playing happened." Early radio interest is strong. Regent Street is charting quickly with a cross section of musical genres. Passionate, energetic and poignant, Regent Street is a stand-out album in Bern’s impressive discography. 

While Bern may be best-known for his masterpieces “Jerusalem,” “Marilyn,” and “Tiger Woods,” he has released 25 albums and EPs, and played thousands of shows across North America and Europe.  He is a captivating live performer with a loyal, multi-generational following. Ani DiFranco, an early supporter of Bern’s, took him on tour with her and produced his second album, Fifty Eggs. Bern’s songs have appeared in numerous films and TV shows, and he has written original songs for the films Walk Hard — The Dewey Cox Story and Get Him to the Greek, as well as the 15-song soundtrack for Everett Ruess, Wilderness Song, a documentary produced by Jonathan Demme.

A visual artist, in 2019 Bern had gallery showings of his paintings in Islamorada, Florida; New York City, and San Francisco. These shows also combined live musical performances. Bern is the author of several books, including his latest, Encounters, a collection of poetry based on Bern’s chance meetings of such figures as Jimmy Carter, Bruce Springsteen, Hunter S. Thompson and Wilt Chamberlin. Bern hosts a podcast — 10,000 Crappy Songs — a radio drama of a songwriter-turned-detective. He also runs the 24/7 internet radio station, Radio Free Bernsteinn.

Regent Street Track List—

1. Regent Street

2. Teresa Brown

3. America Without the People

4. Not Perfect

5. Dear Tiger Woods

6. Cheri

7 Negotiation

8. Ridin’ on a Train

9. Deregulation

10. One Song

11. Take the Guns Away

 

Regent Street Album Credits—

produced by Jonathan Flaugher

executive producer Jordan Katz

recorded and mixed by Pete Min at Lucy’s Meat Market

mastered by Dave Collins at Dave Collins Mastering

 

all songs written by Dan Bern (Kababa/ASCAP)

except “Teresa Brown” (Dan Bern/Amanda Stark)

 

Dan Bern — vocals, harmonica, guitar and piano

Jonathan Flaugher — bass

Jeben Bruni — keys on 2, 4, 6, 11

Sasha Smith — keys on 3, 7, 10

Peter Adams — keys on 5, 9

Lee Pardini — keys on 1

Tamir Barzelay — drums on 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11

Rob Humphreys — drums on 1, 5, 9

Bill Titus — guitar on 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11

Trevor Menear — guitar on 1, 5, 9

Jordan Katz — horns on 1, 3, 7

David Ralicke — horns on 1

Leah Zeger — violin and vocals on 1

Eric Kufs — vocals on 7, 10, 11

Pete Min — guitar on 8

Brendan Buckley — drums on 8

 

Links—

Dan Bern official website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

 

Praise for Regent Street—

 

"Regent Street is poised to be the icing on the cake of Bern's extensive discography with its sheer energy and jubilation” — Americana Highways

 

"Regent Street is an artistic triumph." — Staccatofy

 

“Vital, the real thing, hit it out of the park, a masterpiece.” — Kevin Hayes, Old Crow Medicine Show

 

“Dan Bern is at the top of his game with Regent Street. Adventurous, undeniable, alive, and one of Bern's best records. I was blown away by all of it.” — Steve Almond, author and social critic, Candyfreak and the “Dear Sugar” podcast with Cheryl Strayed

 

“Fabulous record . . . moving and fun and wild.” — Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen record producer

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