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Blame Bertsch

Covington, Kentucky, United States | INDIE

Covington, Kentucky, United States | INDIE
Duo Rock Acoustic

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25
Blame Bertsch @ Wedding*

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Oct
24
Blame Bertsch @ Mokka

Newport, Kentucky, United States

Newport, Kentucky, United States

Oct
18
Blame Bertsch @ Hickman Halloween Party

Wilder, Kentucky, United States

Wilder, Kentucky, United States

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"Blame Bertsch"

You can blame Gary Bertsch for singing tunes with his bandmate Dan Walsh, in turn causing you to fork out money from your wallet to purchase the new album being released this week. Because that's probably what you're going to want to do after you hear the two friends perform songs from it in celebration of the new release. The indie folk tunes are inspired and influenced by artists like The Band, Tom Petty, and The Black Crowes, and if you happen to miss the event (but don't!), or you can't get enough of them (you won't), you can catch the duo play at the Browngrass Festival (July 21).
- Metromix Cincinnati


"NKU grad makes good (music)"


Gary Bertsch has been playing music since his college days at NKU. The Amelia High School English teacher, who has played in a number of local bands over the years, has partnered with guitarist Dan Walsh to produce “Blame Bertsch,” a new album that features the pair on guitars and vocals.

The CD shows that Bertsch has learned his folk-rock lessons well. He harmonizes nicely with Walsh, who adds spicy slide licks on multiple tracks.

Bertsch wrote 12 of the 13 songs on the disc, which will make its official debut at 9 p.m. Friday at Mokka, 500 Monmouth St., Newport. Bertsch and Walsh also are schedule to play the Rabbit Hash Browngrass Festival July 21 and are on the bill of the Travis Tritt show at Alexandria Fairgrounds Aug. 24
- Bill Thompson


"NKU grad makes good (music)"


Gary Bertsch has been playing music since his college days at NKU. The Amelia High School English teacher, who has played in a number of local bands over the years, has partnered with guitarist Dan Walsh to produce “Blame Bertsch,” a new album that features the pair on guitars and vocals.

The CD shows that Bertsch has learned his folk-rock lessons well. He harmonizes nicely with Walsh, who adds spicy slide licks on multiple tracks.

Bertsch wrote 12 of the 13 songs on the disc, which will make its official debut at 9 p.m. Friday at Mokka, 500 Monmouth St., Newport. Bertsch and Walsh also are schedule to play the Rabbit Hash Browngrass Festival July 21 and are on the bill of the Travis Tritt show at Alexandria Fairgrounds Aug. 24
- Bill Thompson


"Bertsch picks up guitar, debuts a CD"

High school teacher Gary Bertsch, of Alexandria, figures he gets a fair share of blame from his students about homework and sometimes life in general, so when it came time title his band’s first album he’s blaming himself.

Bertsch and his bandmate Dan Walsh of Fort Thomas will release “Blame Bertsch” a 13-song album with a CD release party at Mokka in Newport Friday, July 13.

Bertsch, an English teacher at Amelia High School, and Walsh, a musician and teacher of music at schools including St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas, have been playing music together locally, mostly in cover bands, for more than a decade. “Blame Bertsch” represents the first time they’ve recorded their own original songs, Bertsch said.

“We’ve been in cover bands and we’ve been in original bands, and it has always been a rock n’ roll vibe,” Bertsch said.

The duo describe their style of music as acoustic and percussive with influences ranging from Americana, rock, folk and alt-country. Bertsch said one of his biggest influences is “The Black Crowes.”

Bertsch said he didn’t get serious about creating music until he decided to learn guitar after years of playing drums and performing lead vocals.

“I picked up a guitar a couple of years ago and learned some chords,” he said.

More recently, Bertsch said he decided to start writing his own songs.

Walsh said when Bertsch started writing the songs kept coming “one right after another” until they had about 16 songs worth recording.

“I just added the guitar lines to them as needed,” Walsh said.

The subject matter for the songs has to do with making a difference and relates back to teaching since they both deal with students all day, Bertsch said.

Most of the songs on the album deal with choices people make, the consequences of those choices and being content with the situation people create for themselves, he said.

Bertsch said his brother often jokes with him about how students blame many of their problems on him, and that’s how the title “Blame Bertsch” originated.

Bertsch said some of his students have heard his music, and thinks he’s talking about himself when he says “I” in a song, but sometimes he is writing about being a teenager since he’s around them so much.

The music on the album has a good mixture of pace and tempo, he said.

“There are some slower ballads, and we’ve got some faster foot-stomping songs when I get kicking on the kick drum,” Bertsch said.

For information or to hear some of the music of “Bertsch and Walsh” visit the website www.blamebertsch.com.
- Community Recorder


"Bertsch picks up guitar, debuts a CD"

High school teacher Gary Bertsch, of Alexandria, figures he gets a fair share of blame from his students about homework and sometimes life in general, so when it came time title his band’s first album he’s blaming himself.

Bertsch and his bandmate Dan Walsh of Fort Thomas will release “Blame Bertsch” a 13-song album with a CD release party at Mokka in Newport Friday, July 13.

Bertsch, an English teacher at Amelia High School, and Walsh, a musician and teacher of music at schools including St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas, have been playing music together locally, mostly in cover bands, for more than a decade. “Blame Bertsch” represents the first time they’ve recorded their own original songs, Bertsch said.

“We’ve been in cover bands and we’ve been in original bands, and it has always been a rock n’ roll vibe,” Bertsch said.

The duo describe their style of music as acoustic and percussive with influences ranging from Americana, rock, folk and alt-country. Bertsch said one of his biggest influences is “The Black Crowes.”

Bertsch said he didn’t get serious about creating music until he decided to learn guitar after years of playing drums and performing lead vocals.

“I picked up a guitar a couple of years ago and learned some chords,” he said.

More recently, Bertsch said he decided to start writing his own songs.

Walsh said when Bertsch started writing the songs kept coming “one right after another” until they had about 16 songs worth recording.

“I just added the guitar lines to them as needed,” Walsh said.

The subject matter for the songs has to do with making a difference and relates back to teaching since they both deal with students all day, Bertsch said.

Most of the songs on the album deal with choices people make, the consequences of those choices and being content with the situation people create for themselves, he said.

Bertsch said his brother often jokes with him about how students blame many of their problems on him, and that’s how the title “Blame Bertsch” originated.

Bertsch said some of his students have heard his music, and thinks he’s talking about himself when he says “I” in a song, but sometimes he is writing about being a teenager since he’s around them so much.

The music on the album has a good mixture of pace and tempo, he said.

“There are some slower ballads, and we’ve got some faster foot-stomping songs when I get kicking on the kick drum,” Bertsch said.

For information or to hear some of the music of “Bertsch and Walsh” visit the website www.blamebertsch.com.
- Community Recorder


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Members:

Gary Bertsch: vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion, harmonica

Dan Walsh: backing vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar, bass

Gary Bertsch and Dan Walsh have been performing in the Northern KY/greater Cincinnati area for over 15 years. They have brought their musical talents together to form Blame Bertsch. Their influences include: The Band, Little Feat, Tom Petty, REM and The Black Crowes. Their acoustic/percussive music is inspiring and soulful with story telling as they mix traditional rock and roll with folk and a splash of country to form their unique sound. Bill Thompson of WNKU had this to say about their new release, "The CD shows that Bertsch has learned his folk-rock lessons well. He harmonizes nicely with Walsh, who adds spicy slide licks on multiple tracks." Blame Bertsch has performed at Summerfair Cincinnati, the Browngrass Festival in Rabbit Hash, KY and at the Alexandria Fair Kickoff Celebration concert.

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