***“The debut albim from Vancouver's GEOFF BERNER. His openness to experimentation, spirited Eastern European klezmer influences, punk rock attitude and work with producer / mastermind JOSH DOLGIN (Socalled) resulted an an innovative, engaging and lively album full of surprises that we are proud to be part of. After completing his highly-acclaimed Whiskey Rabbi trilogy of trio albums, it was time for Geoff Berner to move on. ‘I wanted to make an album that sounded bigger, more klezmer-ey, and more transgressive, all at the same time. And I knew I couldn't do it alone. In fact, I knew that I couldn't do it without Josh.’ Josh Dolgin is an acknowledged genius of modern Jewish music. He is famous for his own albums, which fuse hip-hop and klezmer. A feature film about him, The Socalled Movie, was released internationally in 2010 by Canada's National Film Board. New musicians were also added to the mix. BENJY FOX-ROSEN and MICHAEL WINOGRAD came up from Brooklyn to play bass and clarinet, respectively, as an addition to familiar brilliant members of the Berner posse—WAYNE ADAMS on percussion, DIONA DAVIES and BRIGITTE DAJCZER on violins.