Tim Bertsch

Artist of the Month | January 2018


My K&K pickup systems are a vital link in my musical performance both live and in the studio allowing for a true, transparent representation of each of my acoustic guitars unique tonal qualities. I can depend on K&K to provide a natural, full bodied sound unparalleled by any other acoustic pickups I have ever experienced.

Tim Bertsch has been a disciple of the guitar and it’s resonance since the age of 10. Having long since lived, composed and performed in three very different musical worlds, Timothy is equally proficient on the electric guitar as well as acoustic guitar/harp guitar. Heavily rooted in jazz, fusion, flamenco, rock, classical, blues and gypsy music his unique musical talents are equally as diverse.
Tim has been a longstanding member of the rock dynamo Jaded Mary, as well as a valued member of the seasoned jazz group H.D. Fusion, sharing the headliner billing with many national acts such as Halestorm, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Skid Row, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Filter, Helmet, The Tea Party, Tantric, Duff Mckagan’s Loaded,  Jason Bonham, Adelitas Way, Red, Rehab, Local H, The Presidents of the United States of America, Powerman 5000 and many more. He has performed as a soloist at many festivals including Folklife, The Reno International Jazz Festival, and The NAMM Show to name a few. Tim has also been featured by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and Classical Guitar Magazine for multiple AG Video Sessions. His writings have been published by Acoustic Guitar Magazine most recently “Transposition for Musicians” to be released October 2017.  
Timothy’s songs have had placement on The Discovery Channel including the series “Lords of the Car Hoardes” and his groups have receive airplay on the Pacific Northwest’s biggest and most popular FM radio stations.
His versatility and competency on guitar, harp guitar, bass, mandolin, ukelele and sitar have made him an in demand studio musician as well as a sought after live performer.
Tim studied music composition formally in college and received many outstanding soloist awards while performing with the Olympic College jazz band and vocal jazz groups. Timothy has long been a dedicated private music educator and in 2000 established the Sound Academy of Music school. His other interests include luthiery, musical physics, and a keen interest in the spiritual qualities of music.
“I’ve been fortunate to have studied with: Larry Coryell, Emily Remeler, Beppe Gambetta, Joshua Breakstone and John Stowell as well as many other masters of the guitar”. As a musical composer, performer, and recording artist, Bertsch is always looking for untapped resources of musical expression and inspiration. His lifelong goal: “To live a life of expression, to leave a lengthy, meaningful catalog of my soul’s finest resonances.”

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