"The Bear" is here!
album art by Ella Rinehard
“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 - wnku.org
“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.”
Chris Mayhew - Cincinnati.com