By Melissa Hart
Never one to keep silent about what’s on his mind, Adirondack folk singer Dan Berggren has penned a song urging his friends and loved ones to “Stay Safe” during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, March 15, Berggren writes “So what’s a musician to do? Write a song and share it with you, so you can sing it and pass it on, too.” The video of him playing the song, “Stay Safe” has been viewed more than 12,000 times and shared almost 600 times.
A well-known balladeer of the Adirondacks and Minerva resident, Berggren has released numerous albums with such titles as “Rooted in the Mountains,” “Cloudsplitter,” and “North River, North Woods.”
This isn’t the first time Berggren has weighed in on social and political issues. He made headlines in 2017 when he was following the news about the storage of unused tank cars on railroad tracks in the Adirondacks. And so he composed a song about them titled “Junkyard Express.”
To learn more about Berggren, visit his website.