Updates

Sat, Feb 01, 2020
Art Bergmann

WAWAWOW! Thanks everyone for getting us over the 10K mark for the new record “Late Stage Empire Dementia” I wanna blow it all on a Hieronymous Bosch cover;hah! Recording is paid for;now I have to gouge some ringers for their talents.Again,thank you everyone.Phil @weewerk thanks for sending us over the top;we have everyone’s names so hopefully you’‘l be getting this monster by spring? summer? blessed are you! Art b

Art Bergmann
Wed, Aug 28, 2019
Art Bergmann

Hello,fans and acquaintances; Art Bergmann needs your help to record an album of anthemic response to the psychopathic forces that conspire against us to swallow the earth and all of its creatures whole! You thought you were a rebel? Put some or a little money where that hypocritical mouth is.

Sat, May 05, 2018
Team Art

Art Bergmann joins the 2018 Vancouver Folk Music Festival lineup, July 13-18. Featuring Art Bergmann on guitar and vocals, Kathleen Nisbet on violin and vocals, and Paul Rigby on mandolin, pedal steel, guitars.

Early Bird passes on-sale now until May 11th! https://www.ticketzone.com/e/10377/vancouver-folk-music-festival-2018/10382

Fri, Jun 16, 2017
Team Art
The Halifax Urban Folk Festival presents: Art Bergmann & HFX All Stars

Friday, Sept 1st, 2017
Doors 8:00 PM

Tickets: $20 advance (including taxes)
https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&server=ww3&aff=huff#def_1164307257

Halifax Urban Folk Festival: http://halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com/events/view/huff-presents-like-a-motorcycle-ron-hawkins-hfx-all-stars-art-bergmann-hfx

Thu, May 04, 2017
Team Art

You can pre-order the “Remember Her Name” Digital album from (weewerk) here http://geni.us/ArtBergmannRHNiTunes or the LP from Paper Bag Vintage here https://shop.paperbagrecords.com/products/remember-her-name

Press

Mon, Nov 04, 2019
Allie Gregory
Exclaim!

Art Bergmann has shared plans for a brand new full-length record, which will arrive via his new label home of Porterhouse Records. The album is called Late Stage Empire Dementia, and it’s due mid-2020. And while Bergmann has signed to Porterhouse for his new album, he has launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to fund it.

Tue, May 01, 2018
Stuart Derdeyn
vancouver sun

Let enough time pass, and all forms of music eventually get classified as folk. Vancouver punk-rock legend Art Bergmann gracing the 2018 Vancouver Folk Music Festival lineup isn’t surprising at all.

Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Joel Dryden
airdrie city view

As punk rock icon and Airdrie resident Art Bergmann preps for a re-release of his eponymous third album later this year, the 63-year-old songwriter has much to reflect on – especially as the release coincides with the 25th wedding anniversary of Bergmann and his wife, Sherri.

Thu, Aug 18, 2016
Lenny Stoute
SOCAN

Airdrie, Alberta, is a small city of about 43,000 in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. On its outskirts lives Art Bergmann, who enjoys a spectacular view of the Rockies, and the sweeping vistas of the Prairie. Fitting real estate for an enduring outsider, who for 40 years has taken a rebel stance and held to it.

Long lauded as one of the original punk influences of the ‘70s, and an equally mark-making figure in alternative rock in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Bergmann’s current album The Apostate draws from all that and more, in crafting his best-yet collection of songs – and first full-length recording in 18 years. It says a lot about an artist’s persistence and integrity when his prime work is done at age 63; Bergmann is happy about that, as are critics, and the Polaris Music Prize large jury, who long-listed The Apostate in 2016.

Wed, May 18, 2016
Francois Marchand
Vancouver Sun

Art Bergmann | May 20, 7 p.m. | Fox Cabaret | Tickets: $18 (advance), $20 (door); foxcabaret.com

There’s a morbid allure in the way Art Bergmann calls his latest album The Apostate “my epitaph.”

Twenty years after his last original studio offering, Juno-winning album What Fresh Hell Is This?, the Bergmann we find in recorded form on The Apostate is a much different animal than the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fuelled beast that helped define Canada’s punk counterculture in the late ’70s and ’80s.

The Vancouver-born former Young Canadian is 63, has been riddled with health issues that sidelined him for more than a decade, and now lives in Airdrie, Alberta, where Bergmann contends he is battling the “dark forces of beige.”