© 2013 Crossings at Carnegie
Friday, June 7, 2013
$16 in advance
/$18 day of show
Lou & Peter Berryman are the funniest thing on four legs and brilliant songwriters.
Lou and Peter Berryman are musical humorists who have delighted nationwide audiences for more than thirty-five years.
Frequent comparisons to Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and Gilbert and Sullivan notwithstanding, these two are originals, blending Midwestern culture with intelligent observation in a whimsical and wonderfully accessible performance. They have produced sixteen albums and three song books of their original and hilarious, quirky, yet oddly profound songs, and have toured the United States and Canada to rave reviews. Berryman songs are being sung by professional musicians from Peggy Seeger to Garrison Keillor, as well as shower singers everywhere.
Regular appearances at festivals and folk music clubs all across the country now serve as venues for their music. The popularity of Lou and Peter Berryman – whose friendship survived a brief marriage in the seventies – is a testament to their intelligent and wickedly funny material which is never bawdy or risqué but is rich with wordplay and witty images.
Lou writes the melodies, sings and plays accordion and piano. Peter writes the lyrics, sings and plays 12 string guitar. Since they began playing together in high school to an appearance at the Kennedy Center, the two have been musical partners since the ’60s. They found their way to the national stage when they opened in Madison, Wis., for Michael Cooney in the early 1980s.