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LIVE at the WISE: Dan Bern, Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron

Sun. October 23rd 8pm - 12am WISE Hall (No Minors) 8pm - 12am
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The WISE presents an evening in the hall with Dan Bern and Jack Garton and The Demon Squadron

Dan Bern http://danbern.com/
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. Either fronting the prodigiously talented band Common Rotation or as a solo performer, he is comfortable and convincing, funny and topical, with an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and young Bob Dylan, all while sounding thoroughly original and 21st-century. Whether writing about stepping back and appreciating the world around us ("Breathe") or celebrating the venerable voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers ("The Golden Voice of Vin Scully"), 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.

Jack Garton & The Demon Squadron https://jackgarton.com/
The roots roller-coaster band Demon Squadron is the engine behind Jack Garton’s songs. Formed in 2013 and named after Garton’s grandfather’s special ops flight squadron in WWII, the band is a highly-trained crew of Vancouver’s most unique musical talent. From rockabilly to rocksteady, country to cajun, every show is roots music mayhem executed with classic showmanship and wry humour. While touring Western Canada, Washington State and Alaska, the Squadron has been honoured to serve on festival main stages, concert halls, theatres, clubs and cook-outs. It’s all in the line of duty for BC’s rambling servicemen and women as they continue to wage Garton’s campaigns of heavy honesty and devastating joy throughout the region.

Gen. Jack Garton – accordion/trumpet/songs/strategy
M Gen. Amrit Basi – Drums
Br. Gen. Brendon Hartley – Bass
Lt. Adam Farnsworth – keys
Col. Steven Drake – lap steel
M. Sage Trampleasure – violin

2016 will see the release of a new album, “Move the Mess Around”, produced by Garton and Steven Drake.

Dan Bern

Witty, irreverent, comical, insightful, and acerbic—all of these words have been used to describe Dan Bern, one of folk music’s most aware and involved artists. Dan has been pumping out smart, funny folk songs since 1997, and has become a cult artist throughout the folk music scene and beyond thanks to tracks like “Tiger Woods” off his albu... more info

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