geoff berner

Went to Geoff Berner’s show, a few weeks ago at the Tranzac. The woman sitting next to me was in love and laughed at every joke or elbowed her friend to listen up. I liked the chemistry between him and Briga who accompanies him, Juno all sewn up for best violinist sidekick. Outside where the smokers hang, I heard a guy explain the show to his friend, said it was like Jewish comedy with drinks. Made me think how much that is not my description of his work. His songs are about poverty, war, activism, discrimination and then Jews, comedy and drinks but definitely those three are second to his bigger picture messages.

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