Gary Bertsch & The Blamers is an Americana-Folk rock act from Cincinnati, OH. Gary plays original as well as cover songs from The Band, Little Feat, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Ray Lamontagne, The Avett Bros, etc. Their infectious foot stomping sound and style will rock any establishment, party, or gathering.
I booked Gary and his group for the 2018 Greenhills Harvest Fest as our headliner and although I was too tired to stay to hear them play I was given rave reviews from our volunteers and committee about their performance! One of my council members told me that they sounded great, the crowd was really enjoying the performance, dancing along and that the band even stayed 45 min longer than they were booked to perform! I really appreciate how great these guys were to work with and knowing that our crowd was enjoying them! My only regret was not getting to hear them myself. Thank you so much to Gary and The Blame Bertsch Band for a great performance!
Brenda Davis, Village of Greenhills
My company hosted a catered brunch benefiting a charity organization on a windy, rainy day. Despite challenging weather conditions The Blame Bertsch Band got their gear set up quick & provided energetic accompaniment for our event. They're professional, friendly, and most importantly talented. I recommend them highly for any occasion.
Price Range: $450 and up.
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Gary Bertsch: vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion, harmonica
Dan Walsh: backing vocals, lead guitar, slide guitar
Garren Bertsch: saxophone
Scott Welch: drums
Eric Vieth: bass
Gary Bertsch was born, raised, and resides in Northern Kentucky (just a few miles south of Cincinnati). Gary's music is a mix of folk rock and roll with an Americana feel. Currently, Gary is performing with The Blamers and will release his new album, The Bear, in October 2019.
Gary has been performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years. He sings, plays rhythm guitar, and drums and has performed with The Trips, 3 Heads Tall, and The Closers. In 2012, along with long time fellow musician Dan Walsh, Gary formed The Blame Bertsch Band and released the self titled album Blame Bertsch. Recently, Gary has performed at Maifest and Oktoberfest (Covington), The Flying Pig Marathon, Harvest Fest Greenhills (Cincinnati), The Southgate House, and The Thompson House. Gary Bertsch & The Blamers appear monthly at Sis's on Monmouth (Newport, KY) as well as Grandview Tavern (Ft. Mitchell, KY).
Gary is very excited to announce his new collaboration with The Blamers and the studio release of their new album, The Bear.
On a less serious note...
Gary, the fifth child of nine, is a high school English teacher and was a lover of nerd culture before it was cool to be a lover of nerd culture. His nerdness extends, but is not limited to: Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The X Files, Dr. Who, reading, writing, and professional wrestling. Gary is also attempting to discover how many tattoos he can get before being reprimanded by his superiors.
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Additional Booking Notes
The Blame Bertsch Band consists of guitars, banjo, and percussion. We can strip down to acoustic only instruments if needed.
Past Booked Events
|October 06, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Harvest Fest|
|September 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||The Blame Bertsch Band at Sis' Newport, KY|
|September 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Oktoberfest Covington, KY|
|October 15, 2017 • 11:30am - 2:30pm||Cultural Event|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mokka & the Sunset Bar & Grill|
|November 27, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mokka & the Sunset Bar & Grill|
|October 30, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wilder, KY|
|October 02, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Mokka & the Sunset Bar & Grill|
Along with original music, we play the following cover songs:
Girl From the North Country - Dillon Jealous Guy - Lennon Hey, Hey - Led Zep Wreck on the Highway – Acuff Trouble – LaMontagne Show Me Way to go Home
Ring of Fire - Cash Beg Steal and Borrow – Ray L. Sunday Sound
Folsom Prison Blues - Cash Sin City – Flying Burrito Bros.
I Walk the Line - Cash Wagon Wheel – OCMS
Night They Drove Ol Dixie - The Band My Old Ky Home
Your Time is Gonna Come – Led Zep Laundry Room – Avett Bros
Ticket to Ride - Beatles Ten Thousand Words - Avett
Up on Cripple Creek - Band Ballad of Love and Hate - Avett
The Weight - Band I and Love You - Avett
Torn and Frayed - Stones Willin’ – Little Feat
Honky Tonk Woman - Stones Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
What I Like About You - Kinks Cold Boy Smile – TBC
What I Got - Sublime Appaloosa - TBC
Superman - REM The Last Place That Love - TBC
The One I Love - REM Jealous Again - TBC
End of the World - REM Garden Gate – TBC
How’s it Going to Be – 3rd Eye Blind She Talks to Angels - TBC
Hide Your Love Away – Beatles Oh Sweet Nuthin – Velvet U.
The Joker – Steve Miller Broken Hearted Savior - BHT
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Blue on Black - KWS
Squeeze Box - Who Friend of the Devil – Grateful D.
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes Franklin’s Tower – GD
Free Fallin’ - TP Country Roads – John Denver
You Don’t Know How it Feels - TP Last Kiss – Cochran
Yer So Bad - TP Down on the Corner - CCR
Mary Jane’s Last Dance - TP Tush – ZZ Top
Elderly Woman Behind – Pearl Jam Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Brown Eyed Girl – Morrison Fallin’ and Flyin’ – The Dude
Tupelo Honey – Morrison Jane Says – Jane’s Addiction
Sweet Home AL – LS To Love Somebody – Bee Gee’s
Johnny B. Goode – Berry Don’t Do It – Marvin Gaye
59th St. Bridge Song – Simon&Garf Let’s Go, Let’s Go – Hank Ballard
Walk on the Ocean – Toad Wet S. Silver Car – Chris Robinson
Yellow – Coldplay Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
Stir it Up – Marley Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
For What it’s Worth – Pure Prairie You Don’t Miss Your Water
Lay it All On Me - TBC Sunday Sound - Chris Robinson
All Along The Watchtower - Dillon Ramble On - Led Zep
Influences & Inspiration
The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, Johnny Cash, Graham Parsons, Tom Petty, REM, The Black Crowes.
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