In the grand tradition of Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, Bern Kelly is an lyrical master with songs which hit you right in the heart. Emotive narratives about real things from real lives the songs from Bern Kelly are fierce pieces of art with "Anniversary" a perfect example. This one, about potential heartbreak, and what loss of all the good years together could potentially mean, is certain to win a place in the melancholic center of our hearts, no matter how good or bad our relationships with others are.
"Anniversary" is a single from the forthcoming Garden City, an acoustic record thats' different than his electrified sounds of the past, set for an November 18, 2022 release.
What Bern Kelly has to say about "Anniversary":
"As a songwriter," says Kelly, "sometimes you create characters, set them loose in a song, and they take on a life of their own. I don't always know exactly what happens to them once they're released into the world—after the lyrics run out and the song ends. Which in a lot of ways is the beauty of it all.”