Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending
well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since releasing his first album in 1997, Bern
has built a strong underground following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms. Since 2007, Bern has
focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects 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 will be included in the Judd Apa-
tow film Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, due out this June. He has also contributed original
songs for the off-Broadway production Family Week, directed by Jonathan Demme, including a duet with Emmylou Harris.
A true Renaissance man, Dan Bern comes with an eclectic blend of talents and accomplishments. In addition to countless
songs, he has written several books of short stories, plus a full-length novel, Quitting Science. His paintings have been dis-
played in hotels, art galleries and purchased en masse through his online art gallery. He is an award winning sports columnist
in the state of New Mexico; a tennis pro who taught tennis to the late Wilt Chamberlain; and he did a vocal impression of
Howard Cosell for NFL’s Monday Night Football.
And, in the spirit of Cool Hand Luke, he even won an egg eating contest at the 2008 Truth or Consequences Fiesta, scarfing
17 eggs in 10 minutes.
What’s next for Dan Bern? Be sure it will include profound and insightful social commentary, a generous dose of humor, a
little tennis, and lots and lots of songs.