While the Night Is Still Young
For the last two decades Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart have been entertaining audiences with their natural down-home humor and masterfully-crafted songs . Their 10 studio albums have won almost as many San Diego Music Awards. And they haven’t slowed down a bit. In 2016 alone, they put out three albums: “BHST” (with Eve Selis and Marc Intravaia), “A Berkley Hart Christmas”, and “Fleur De Lis”, a powerful collection of 20 songs combining their trademark vocal harmony and unique acoustic style to create a listening experience that is, as one critic put it, “warm and peaceful as a summer evening on the bayou”. Over the years they have also become well-known for their theme-shows, most notably their productions of “O Berkley Where Hart Thou” and a recreation of "The Last Waltz". In 2018, they will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a live performance of their debut album, “Wreck ‘N Sow” and the release of their new album "While The Night Is Still Young." Released in 2000, “Wreck ‘N Sow” was a critical success out of the box, winning the SDMA prize for Best Local Recording and helping Berkley Hart take home the coveted Best New Artist trophy as well. SLAMM magazine said of it, “Sometimes an album surfaces that is so emotionally and musically authentic that it crumbles resistance to its genre.” If early reactions to Berkley Hart's "While The Night Is Still Young" are any indication, that musical authenticity is still alive and well.