Artist DescriptionBorn and raised in New York, based in Brooklyn, Michael Sackler-Berner is a singer-songwriter with roots in the past, and a sound very much in tune with the present. Surrounded by longtime collaborators of artists like Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Sackler-Berner's music is distinguished by the songwriting craft of that era, and by a contemporary rhythmic sensibility, anchored by some of the heaviest drummers of our time.
Sackler-Berner's body of work is unified by his bittersweet voice, paired with a lyrical economy and an expressive feel for pop dynamics. The songs, whether ballads or uptempo, are constructed with a delicate sense of emotional momentum. Sackler-Berner performs and records with the finest of musicians, yet there's always the sense that it's not about how fast or how complicated -- it's about how deep. For Michael Sackler-Berner the song always comes first.
"A young songwriter with an old soul. This young Brooklyn transplant's songs can recall folk forefathers like Cat Stevens and James Taylor, but he tempers his influences with a winsome, playful charm that's all his own." -Ashley Peter, Beacon Pass
"An impressive young talent that has it all. Great lyrics, good voice, and excellent guitar work." -Blue Note CEO, Bruce Lundvall
"Sackler-Berner, who's been compared to Jason Mraz and Ray LaMontagne, among others, consistently crafts infectious, high-energy pop songs, with thoughtful lyrics and layers of inventive musical emotion." -Huffington Post