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Record Release for Bernie & Believers to raise funds for end of life care for Bernie Dalton
A Celebration of the Triumph of Music Over ALS in support of Bernie Dalton and the ALS Association Golden West Chapter.

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In 2017, Bernie was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Surfer, songwriter, and devoted father of a 16 year old daughter, Bernie had an end of life wish to make a record of his songs. He wanted to leave a musical legacy for his future grandchildren that he would likely not live long enough to meet. He wanted them to know who he is, he wanted them to know his views of the world, and to convey his advice for living in the lyrics he wrote. Bernie had a vision, but since ALS had already robbed of him of his ability to speak or sing, he asked his voice coach singer/songwriter Essence Goldman to be his voice. Essence launched a Go Fund Me campaign, and the outpour of love and support from family, friends, and community made it possible to record an album of Bernie’s songs. An amazing musical team came together to produce this album of Bernie’s songs and the inspiration and collaborative experience was magic. We are thrilled to share this music with you all. Despite Bernie’s rapidly deteriorating health, he has shown that courage and creativity are greater than adversity. Please join us to celebrate community coming together for a cause greater than ourselves and the great healing power of music -- with performances by Bernie & The Believers (Essence Goldman, Roger Rocha, Daniel Berkman, Mike Anderson, Erma Kyriakos, David Simon-Baker).

 Video of Bernie and the Believers 

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill 401 Grove St Sonoma CA 95476 
Doors 8:30 
Show 9:00 PM  
Tickets $20, $25 and VIP Seating with dinner $100.00

The Reel Fish Shop and Grill is an award winning restaurant with Chef owner Aiki Terashima who trained for three years under Iron Chef Morimoto in Napa CA ... Building community through music and food….