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 album 50 Eggs.
New American Language, his 2001 epic, fulfilled Dan’s early promise with a new maturity in his songwriting, with drop-dead gorgeous melodies, and sharp lyrics, which range from politics to pop culture to personal heartbreak. A recent slew of EPs, like Fleeting Days and Anthems, find Dan Bern at his fiercest, funniest, and most tender-hearted. On My Country II, one of his most recent efforts, Dan takes precise, deadly aim at one of the main targets of his ire and disillusion, the current American administration.