Latest Album My Heart is my home

What began as a live-to-tape studio album came to fruition through remote collaborations, with the album’s central themes of personal healing, social change, and cultural transformation resonating even more deeply as we emerge from the pandemic.

Recorded at La Luna Recording and Sound in Kalamazoo, the album features Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass), Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck), Dan Rickabus (The Crane Wives), Jordan Hamilton (Last Gasp Collective) and Mike Shimmin (The Olllam, Joshua Davis).

My Heart is My Home demos mixtape!

First sketches, home demos, and early versions of all the songs from My Heart is My Home, using the sequence suggested by Gregory Stovetop, with an original design by Will Thomas and an intro by Iris Betsy Bernard.

Michigan folk-pop artist Seth Bernard blends music with activism, but doesn't forsake fun

Lake City singer-songwriter Seth Bernard is very in tune. But beyond his music, Bernard is very much in tune with humanity, in tune with nature, in tune with social justice. He’s also in tune with having fun.

Latest Music Video

Title track from Seth’s 2021 album “My Heart is My Home.”

  • Seth Bernard—vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Laurel Premo—violin/fiddle

 

Video by Steve Leaf

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It’s Time to Kick Gas, by Bill McKibben

Seth Bernard is one of my all-time favorite songwriters. Also a ripping guitarist, he’s helped build a community of musician-activists across his native Michigan, who work on issues environmental and social. Now he’s offered up “The Time Has Come,” a climate anthem that he’s releasing to aid local climate campaigners.

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“Seth Bernard’s work for racial, economic and environmental justice has long inspired me. He also happens to be an absurdly talented singer, musician, and songwriter.”

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A Circulation of Solutions

My work focuses on proactive solutions for social-ecological systems by empowering creativity into a future we design collectively. We’re writing a new story together, and it requires all of our participation.

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My creative process keeps me going and serves as the baseline for the social change work that I do. Becoming a patron is a great way to stay connected and help everything I do become stronger and more resilient.

Since 2001

Music

A cure for pain

Hope for the future

These Dogtown Studio Session were special to me working with friends I’ve played with since my early teens.

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Let Love Light the way

“I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.”

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State of Water Podcast

A podcast focusing on clean water issues and their relationship to policy, equity, community and climate, hosted by Seth Bernard. State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan. The podcast is made possible through a generous contribution from the Esperance Foundation.