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Geoff Berner

Geoff Berner

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Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same time. "I play accordion.” the Vancouver native says, point blank. “I make no apologies for it. It’s part of my heritage as a Jew of Eastern European descent. I choose to present my songs this way.” In spite (or perhaps because) of his unorthodox aproach, he ’s doing well, earning a living as a traveling, recording musician. Following the release in 2000 of his debut EP "Light Enough to Travel” on Sudden Death, he’s toured Europe 4 times, played at over a dozen Canadian folk festivals (The Stan Rogers Festival,Calgary,Vancouver and Rootsfest among them) and performed throughout the U.S., including Seattle, San Francisco, L.A.and N.Y.C. Radio and television appearances have included interviews on CBC’s “Richardson’s Round-Up" and “Radiosonic ”, CBC-TV’s “Zed TV ”, Norwegian National Radio, Czech National Radio, and Slovenian National Radio.

He’s shared bills with such luminaries as Corb Lund, Alberta Slim, D.O.A., Spirit of the West, Chuck Brodsky, Carolyn Mark, Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Carmaig De Forest, Attila the Stockbroker and the Be Good Tanyas, who cover Berner’s song “Light Enough to Travel” on their Nettwerk Records debut, “Blue Horse."

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Upcoming Tours & Events

D.O.A. No Oil Pipelines in BC Tour

Friday March 13th

McKinney's Pub

Powell River, BC

Saturday March 14th

Smiling Buddha

Vancouver, BC

Return To The Scene of The Crime

/ Bev Davies vs. D.O.A.

Joe Keithley

Spoken Word Solo Shows

/ No Oil Pipelines in BC Tour

Thursday April 2nd

Heroes Pub, Thompson River University

Kamloops, BC

Friday April 3rd

Grateful Fed

Kelowna, BC

Saturday April 4th

Kootenenay Co-op Radio

Nelson, BC

D.O.A. USA Tour

Friday April 10th

The Shakedown

Bellingham, WA

Friday April 17th

The Boreal

Eugene, OR

All ages early show 7 PM - 10 PM

Friday April 17th

Old Nick's

Eugene, OR

Over 21 show 11 PM - 2 AM

D.O.A, Western States Tour - May 5 to May 16, dates TBA

DOA Europe Tour - June 23 to July 23, dates TBA

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More D.O.A. Dates TBC

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