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“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,” an 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.

Bill Thompson -

Great Music and they stayed later than they were booked! 

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! Thank you so much to Gary and The Blamers for a great performance! 

Brenda Davis, Village of Greenhills 

Reviewer: Brenda Davis 
Event Date: October 6th, 2018 
Services Provided: Americana Band, Folk Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5


Great music & great people! 

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. 

Reviewer: Nick Marrapode 
Event Date: October 15th, 2017 
Services Provided: Americana Band 

Rating: 5 out of 5

Speak some more love today. Speak some more without delay. Promise to hold my hand, promise you'll make me stand.”

— Gary Bertsch from "The Bear"

New Album: "The Bear"

The Bear - fall 2019

Gary will release his new album, The Bear, in September 2019!

Sample Tracks

Sample Video

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