Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.
A longtime iconic leader and steward of Michigan’s music community, Seth has 12 albums to his name and a dozen more collaborative projects in his catalogue. He’s won 8 Jammie awards as a recording artist and producer, and has been featured on NPR and at SXSW. Seth’s newest work, “Eggtones”, is an ambitious and vibrant four album series featuring members of Vulfpeck and Jack White’s band.
In last two years, Bernard has launched the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a social movement using storytelling and music to uplift the groundswell of support for water issues, and Title Track, a non-profit organization engaging creative practice to work for clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment.
“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.”- Greg Brown, Folk Legend
“This music not only swings, rocks, and grooves – it matters. It’s the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.”- Bill McKibben, Author, environmentalist, journalist
“The argument for the most influential human in the Michigan music uprising of the past decade may begin and end with one Seth Bernard.” – Jack Clark, Red House Concerts