ROCK SPRINGS — Acclaimed New York City musician Marc Berger will be performing a free concert in Bunning Park tomorrow evening beginning at 7 p.m.
Berger recently release his latest album Ride, a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the American West.
The album has been receiving both critical acclaim and national airplay. Starbuck’s coffee shops have licensed the album for worldwide, in-store airplay, and critics have said “this album takes off from the first note and never disappoints” and “without a doubt, the greatest discovery for us this year; if not one of the best in our entire existence.”
Berger has performed at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song, “The Last One,” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for over twenty years. Ride presents ten cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the American West.
Marc has toured nationally, performing solo and with his band and has extensively explored the American West, venturing into remote regions of its deserts and mountains.
On one such excursion, he discovered “The Big It,”, by A.B. Guthrie, on a revolving bookrack in a Navajo reservation trading post. This impressive collection of Western short stories ignited the idea of using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of like-minded American artists like John Ford, Guthrie, and Frederick Remington, celebrating the West’s exotic landscape and timeless appeal.