David Berman (musician)
Berman at the Watkins Institute in 2008
|Birth name||David Craig Berman|
|Born||January 4, 1967|
Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||August 7, 2019 (aged 52)|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, indie rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, poet, cartoonist|
|Labels||Drag City, Domino|
|Associated acts||Silver Jews, Purple Mountains, Pavement, Ectoslavia, New Radiant Storm King|
David Cloud Berman (born David Craig Berman; January 4, 1967 – August 7, 2019) was an American poet, cartoonist and singer-songwriter. He was best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews.
Berman had written and recorded with the Silver Jews, he has also released two books: Actual Air (1999) and The Portable February (2009). In early 2019, Berman returned to music under the new band name Purple Mountains, releasing an eponymous debut album in July 2019.