Geoff Berner - The Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride


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The 2006 release from Geoff Berner with Wayne Adams & Diona Davies.

His new album, 'The Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride' is a continuation of the path begun with Whiskey Rabbi. It's the second in a planned trilogy of albums with a similar approach. All will feature Davies and Adams. "Because klezmer is largely wedding music, I decided to write a wedding album. But it's my wedding album, so it's a bit messed up." observes Berner. It would be tempting to paint Berner as a kind of klezmer rebel, but he maintains that he is working firmly in the true tradition. "When we went to Romania, we found musicians who are masterful, but can also play so loud and passionately that pitch and meter don't matter. And the words in the songs are full of drinking, politics and sex. That's my kind of tradition."

Learn more about Geoff Berner at

Possible influences include: Di Naye Kapelye, Zolty Cracker, John Zorn

Previews - The Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride

01. Good Luck Now - Listen!
02. Weep, Bride, Weep - Listen!
03. Widow Bride - Listen!
04. Queen Victoria - Listen!
05. The Fiddler is a Good Woman - Listen!
06. Traitor Bride - Listen!
07. Can't Stay Dry - Listen!
08. Song to Reconcile - Listen!
09. Would It Kill You? - Listen!
10. Instrumental Weep, Bride, Weep - Listen!

Bonus - Album package comes with complete artwork including four PDF pages.

Album File Size - MP3 Format - 63.38 MB
Album File Size - CD-quality Lossless FLAC Format - 259.85 MB

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