Art Bergmann Opens For Great Lake Swimmers
Iconic artisan Art Bergmann will be opening up for Great Lake Swimmers in early December with solo performances in Ottawa and Montreal.  Bergmann has just finished recording a new full length album with Lorrie Matheson at Arch Audio in Calgary this fall.
Art will be debuting a number of new songs along with select hits from his extensive catalog of work for these upcoming events.

Dec 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre Canada

Dec 4 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre Canada
Welcome to the West Presents: Petunia | Art Bergmann | Nathan M. Godfrey | Kayla Hotte
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Welcome to the WestThe Plaza Theatre Blank Page Studio
Calgary, AB

Tickets Melodiya Records

Welcome to the West Presents
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 

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)

New Album: The Apostate
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"Songs for the Underclass" EP and Tour Press
Art Bergmann: Sneaky Dees, Toronto ON, February 13
Ian Gormely - (February 14, 2015)

Art Bergmann: The Wavelength Interview
Guest  - Wavelength (February 9, 2015)

Wavelength Festival Spotlight: Friday February 13
Kate Robertson  - NOW Magazine (February 9, 2014)

Art Bergmann - Reading
Light Echo Productions - Echos (December 2014)

‘This is a stick-up:’ In conversation with Art Bergmann on Songs For the Underclass
B. Simm - BeatRoute Magazine (December 15, 2014)

Top 10 albums of 2014: Alexander Varty
Alexander Varty - (December 10, 2014)

Art Bergmann - Songs for the Underclass: Review
Sarah Hoyles - !earshot Magazine (December 7, 2014)

Art Bergmann Comin’ In From the Cold With a Vengeance
Lenny Stoute - Cashbox Magazine Canada (November 21, 2014)

Art Bergmann “Songs for the Underclass” Album Review
Matt Groopie - The Scene Magazine (November 12, 2014)

Art Bergmann Live and Alive – Review and Interview
Matt Groopie - The Scene Magazine (October 31, 2014)

Legendary punk troubadour Art Bergmann in Toronto with Tony Dekker and Two-Minute Miracles
Ron Johnson - Post City Toronto (October 2014)

Art Bergmann still angry after all these years
Ben Rayner - Toronto Star (October 22, 2014)

Art Bergmann revitalized, but still just as raw
Tom Harrison - The Province (September 3, 2014)

Art Bergmann Talks 'Songs for the Underclass': "They're the Best Lyrics I've Ever Written"
Kerry Doole - (September 3, 2014)

Art Bergmann remains a rebel
Brian Lynch - (September 3, 2014)

Songs For the Underclass
Jeff Rose-Martland - The Huffington Post (August 27, 2014)

Art Bergmann Sets Sights on New EP, Rolls Out Canadian Dates
Alex Hudson - (July 8, 2014)