ART BERGMANN plus special guests Couch Thieves & Awkward a/c
Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM (doors 7:30 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

May 28, 2016 - Victoria Event Centre - Art Bergmann Concert Poster
 
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
 
Purchase 'The Apostate'
The Apostate - Art Bergmann
CD copies of the album are now available by mail order directly from (weewerk)

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Canadian orders:  $15.00 CAD
United States orders:  $15.00 USD
International orders:  $20.00 CAD

Both the CD and vinyl formats will be available in May at stores across Canada via (weewerk)'s national distributor OUTSIDE MUSIC.

Digital downloads are availabile at:
 
'The Apostate' Tour
May 20 :: Fox Cabaret :: Vancouver BC [FULL BAND]
May 27 :: The Queen's :: Nanaimo BC [FULL BAND]
May 28 :: The VEC :: Victoria BC [FULL BAND]
May 29 :: Blue Frog :: White Rock BC [SOLO]
May 30 :: Bozzini's Upstairs :: Chilliwack BC [SOLO]
June 23 :: Horseshoe Tavern :: Toronto ON [FULL BAND]
June 24 :: Call The Office :: London ON [FULL BAND]
June 25 :: The Casbah :: Hamilton ON [FULL BAND]
June 26 :: Black Sheep Inn :: Wakefield QC [SOLO]
 
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)

Read more...
 
Mail Order Merchandise
Current Art Bergmann mail order merchandise items. 

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Black T-shirt

"SONGS FOR THE UNDERCLASS" Black T-shirt
Limited quantities of
SMALL and MEDIUM only!

North America orders:  $25 CAD 
International orders:  $35 CAD



Gray Toque

"ART GIVES GOOD HE★D" Gray Toque

North America orders:  $20 CAD 
International orders:  $25 CAD


Black Toque

"ART GIVES GOOD HE★D" Black Toque

North America orders:  $20 CAD 
International orders:  $25 CAD


White Tote

"Company Store" White Tote

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Songs for the Underclass Cover


"Songs For The Underclass" CD EP

North America orders:  $12 CAD 
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Lost Art Bergmann Cover
"Lost Art Bergmann" CD

North America orders:  $30 CAD 
International orders:  $35 CAD