Geoff Berner on sexism in music, Vancouver's real estate fiasco, satire, punk, + a live session!

Feb 11, 2016, 10:24 AM

Geoff Berner is a tremendously gifted songwriter and musician known for his outspoken work and 100% belief in the klezmer tradition. Based in Vancouver, he received a scholarship for being the top student in the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing program and has gone on to pen scripts for Sesame Street, make several acclaimed recordings, write a book about How to Be an Accordion Player, as well as the acclaimed novel, Festival Man. His latest album is called We Are Going to Bremen to Be Musicians, it’s out now via Oriente Musik and Coax Records, and so Geoff is touring the world. We recently caught up with each other in Guelph at CFRU’s studios where he performed three songs live and discussed fascinating things like sexism in music, relishing the deaths of terrible people, Canadian politics, Vancouver's ludicrously expensive housing market, Billy Bragg, and his next novel.

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