To mark the occasion of his autobiography’s publication, we’re proud to release our version of Art Bergmann’s “The Legend Of Bobby Bird” via (weewerk).
Art Bergmann’s recent work proves that he is more essential now than ever, adding a vital new link in the chain of an already incredible life in song. As long-time fans, we continue to be stunned and believe he is currently making some of his best work, and this important song, “The Legend Of Bobby Bird” highlights that.
To echo his words, “people should hear this song and they should just weep…and ask for forgiveness.”
Our version hopes to amplify that sentiment and help tell the story of Bobby Bird, adding to the voices calling for truth and reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations, with a hope to learn and continue the healing process from the atrocities of the residential school system.
When asked what he thought of their cover effort, Art had this to say, “The Great Lake Swimmers have taken my song, “The Legend of Bobby Bird” and created something completely new. Tony Dekker’s beautiful voice is mesmerizing. I am thankful. We are blessed by this version.”
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/07ffdpmdZu7MlQdfzOZLps
Listen on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-legend-of-bobby-bird-single/1649617456
Listen on Youtube: https://youtu.be/DtVU188wIZU
Listen on Bandcamp: //greatlakeswimmers.bandcamp.com/track/the-legend-of-bobby-bird-art-bergman
Art Bergmann’s authorized biography by Jason Schneider at Anvil Press: https://www.anvilpress.com/…/the-longest-suicide-the…
Upcoming Tour Dates
Oct. 20 – Guelph, ON @ River Run Centre*
Oct. 21 – Peterborough, ON @ Market Hall*
Oct. 22 – North Bay, ON @ Capitol Centre*
* with Jenn Grant
Nov. 16 – St. David’s, NOTL, ON @ Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Dec. 9 – Ridgeway, ON @ The Sanctuary
Dec. 11 – London, ON @ Aeolian Hall
More information at https://greatlakeswimmers.com/shows/