We couldn't be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals we've ever known is gone. Rest easy, David. pic.twitter.com/5n5bctcu4j— 𝕯𝖗𝖆𝖌 𝕮𝖎𝖙𝖞 (@dragcityrecords) August 7, 2019
Known for his work in the early 2000's with the band the Silver Jews, David Berman had a new project out this July titled Purple Mountains. He was a reluctant star and shied away from fame. He was set to begin a tour this Saturday. The record was receiving heavy buzz & acclaim from music writers.
Berman was a celebrated singer, songwriter, a published poet and an environmentalist. His father was a feared lobbyist for guns and alcohol. He retired from his band the Silver Jews in 2009 to fight to undo some of the damage his father had done to this world. Check out his work:
What sad news. I only heard of him this week and was just listening to Purple Mountains recently.