You might think, if you’re unfamiliar with Dan Bern and hearing the song “Merle, Hank & Johnny” on his new album Hoody, that he’s just another Americana nostalgist singing about Country icons who used to get played on the radio before the dreaded brats with hats took over Modern Country.
That would be wrong. Bern, who is 50, is a consummately inventive and trenchant singer/songwriter/guitarist/harmonica player who has been recording since 1997. He excels, but is not limited to, the talking Blues tradition of Dylan and other early-1960s Folk performers. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.
Dan Bern plays Southgate House Revival Tuesday. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .