ART BERGMAN performs 'THE APOSTATE'
Sundy, June 26, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Wakefield, QC

'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show (solo)

Tickets $15 online: The Black Sheep Inn
 
ART BERGMAN performs 'THE APOSTATE'
Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Hamilton, ON

'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at The Casbah in Hamilton ON

Art's Toronto band includes Glenn Milchem (drums), John Dinsmore (bass), Chris Wardman (guitar) and Jason Sniderman (keyboards)

Tickets $40 (DINNER & CONCERT) online: The Casbah
Tickets $15 (CONCERT ONLY) online: The Casbah
Tickets $15 (CONCERT ONLY) retailers: Dr. Disc, Strathcona, Dundurn Market, and Picks And Sticks Music
 
ART BERGMAN performs 'THE APOSTATE'
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM (doors 9:00 PM; 19+ event)
London, ON

'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at Call The Office in London ON

Art's Toronto band includes Glenn Milchem (drums), John Dinsmore (bass), Chris Wardman (guitar) and Jason Sniderman (keyboards)

Tickets $10 - $12 online: Call the Office
 
ART BERGMANN plus special guests Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins, and Luxury Bob
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (doors 8:30 PM; 19+ event)
Toronto, ON

'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON!!

Art's Toronto band includes Glenn Milchem (drums), John Dinsmore (bass), Chris Wardman (guitar) and Jason Sniderman (keyboards)

Tickets $15 online: Ticketfly
Ticket retailers: Rotate This and Soundscapes
 
ART BERGMANN plus special guests The Bison Brothers
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM
The Live Lobby Lounge
Cranbrook, BC

'THE APOSTATE' - Official Album Release Show (solo)

Tickets available at Key City Theatre (250-426-7006)
 
ART BERGMANN - Acoustic & Intimate
Monday, May 30, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 10 PM (doors 6:00 PM)
Chilliwack, BC

Tickets $20.00: Bozzini’s Restaurant (or call 604-792-0744 to reserve by phone with CC)
 
ART BERGMANN - Acoustic & Intimate
Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM (doors 6:00 PM)
White Rock, BC

Tickets $38 online: Blue Frog Studios
 
ART BERGMANN plus special guests Couch Thieves & Awkward a/c
Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8:15 PM to 1:00 AM (doors 7:00 PM)
Victoria, BC

Art's touring band for the BC dates include:

Art Bergmann - Guitar, vocals
Steven Drake - Guitar
Paul Rigby - Steel guitar and other strings
Owen Owen - Basses
Adam Drake - Drums
Murphy Farrell - Percussion and sound effects
Nicole Scoffield - Violins
Shauna Meloche - Vocals

Ticket retailers: Lyle's Place
Tickets $22 online: TicketWeb
 
ART BERGMANN plus special guests Awkward a/c & Teenage Tiger
Friday, May 27, 2016 from 8:15 PM to 11:30 PM (doors 7:30 PM)
Nanaimo, BC

Art's touring band for the BC dates include:

Art Bergmann - Guitar, vocals
Steven Drake - Guitar
Paul Rigby - Steel guitar and other strings
Owen Owen - Basses
Adam Drake - Drums
Murphy Farrell - Percussion and sound effects
Nicole Scoffield - Violins
Shauna Meloche - Vocals

Ticket retailers: The Queen'sFascinating Rhythm, and Arbutus Music
Tickets $22 online: TicketWeb
 
Art Bergmann Album Release Show
Friday, May 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Vancouver, BC

Official Album Release Show for Art Bergmann’s new album,’The Apostate’ – with special guests Gerry Hannah and the New Questioning Coyote Brigade, and Mac Pontiac.

Art's touring band for the BC dates include:

Art Bergmann - Guitar, vocals
Steven Drake - Guitar
Paul Rigby - Steel guitar and other strings
Owen Owen - Basses
Adam Drake - Drums
Murphy Farrell - Percussion and sound effects
Nicole Scoffield - Violins
Shauna Meloche - Vocals

Limited Early Bird Tickets $15 online: Eventbrite (only 50 tix sale - sale ends March 5)
Advance Tickets $18 online: Eventbrite
Tickets at the door $20

May 20, 2016 Fox Cabaret - Art Bergmann Concert Poster
 
LITFEST NEW WEST - SINGER / SONGWRITER PANEL
Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
New Westminster, BC

LitFest NewWest presents a roundtable discussion moderated by Stuart Derdeyn of The Province on the art of songwriting in the Laura C. Muir Performance Theatre

Featuring Art Bergmann • Billy Pettinger (of Billy The Kid) • Carolyn Mark • D. Trevlon • Eden Fineday (of Vancougar) • Joe Keithley (of DOA)  Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger and The Long Winters)

Tickets $10 (suggested donation) online: Eventbrite

Litfest New West Poster - 2016
 
The Legend of Bobby Bird
August 14, 2015

“Please download or stream my new song ‘The Legend of Bobby Bird’ from my upcoming album, The Apostate. Recorded live at CJSW, this version of the song is available free for the public and PledgeMusic sponsors. Please share this song with your friends and family.” – Art Bergmann


August 17, 2015

“Here are the lyrics to “The Legend of Bobby Bird”. Angelique, Bobby’s sister and John Masuskapeo, her husband, requested that I not use the word “Cree” in the song because they refuse to call themselves by that French/English colonial construct…John taught me how to say the word for the spirit of Bobby which was “ni’hio” with the i’s read as long e’s in phonetic pronunciation…you’ll hear it in the song; John said I got it right…the other word he taught me was for ‘the people who speak our language’ which is pronounced, within their nation: “ni’hiyewup’kh”. It is not so hard if you try it a few times, the apostrophes stand for a break in the word…every nation says it a little differently, so I hope I got it right." – Art Bergmann


The story of Bobby Bird,
he was ni’hio, ten years old
one of those who never returned
from those schools where souls were burned.

Bobby lies in the dark, thinkin’
how hard can it be…. 
for a tough, trapline kid like me?
but its 200 kliks from the mighty town of La Ronge
home through the bush 
Saskatchewan

Cold and Alone Bone for Bone
Bobby Bird go home Bobby Bird

It was late October when Bobby ran
from the kind of treatment, who could understand
They beat him every time he opened his mouth
They beat him on the back
for speakin’ his tongue
Ni’hio, Ni’hi yewup’kh

Cold and Alone Bone for Bone
Bobby Bird go home Bobby Bird

When he was identified
DNA down his mama’s side
with a white tail deer bone
the story was KNOWN

Not cold and alone
Hear the wolves moan
with Bobby Bird

It took four days ‘fore the brothers
sent someone lookin’
another dead Indian, not surprisin’

Bobby didn’t think twice
when he heard that truck on the road
He jumped that ditch
Into the woods he strode

NOT cold and alone
Hear the wolves moan
with Bobby Bird

You can deny it was genocide
but the curse of this land still resides
in those vanished kids and their photo SMILES

Never to return, with Bobby Bird
NOT cold and alone 
hear the wolves moan


Cold and alone; The 30-year search for Bobby Bird
Jason Warick - The StarPhoenix (August 10, 2015)

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