Singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner’s music combines klezmer (for the uninitiated, the folk music of Eastern European Jews), punk, political satire, and Balkan dance rhythms. He writes sharp, literate songs that make you want to weep, laugh, grind your teeth, or kick out a window – often all at the same time. A lot of famous people have covered his compositions. Look it up.
“We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians” is his first original album in four years. He says that it’s “meant to be powerful cheering-up medicine that you don’t have to turn your brain off for.”