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Bill Callahan pays tribute to David Berman with cover of Silver Jews' "I Remember Me"

23 August 2019, 15:35 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Bill Callahan paid tribute to David Berman at his New York show with a cover of Silver Jews' "I Remember Me".

David Berman, the former vocalist of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, died by suicide on 7 August.

To honour the late musician and poet, Bill Callahan decided to cover Silver Jews' "I Remember Me" at his show at New York’s Webster Hall.

According to Pitchfork, Callahan also covered Silver Jews' "Trains Across the Sea".

The second of the two videos below is Callahan's cover of "I Remember Me".

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Bill. Thank you. #billcallahan

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The singer/songwriter was one of the many musicians that paid tribute to Berman on socials following news of his passing. Callahan wrote, "the world is and will always be a david berman lyric. i miss you so much, david."

Bill Callahan released his new album Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest back in June.
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