Bio

Timothy Bertsch - Guitarist, Harpguitarist, Composer, Performer, Recording Artist, Published Writer, Music Educator

 

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, 10 Miles and many more. He has performed as a featured soloist at many festivals including Folklife, The Reno International Jazz Festival, The NAMM Show and Muriel Anderson's All Star Harp Guitar Night 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 being "Tips on Tone", “Transposition for Musicians” and “Modes Demystified” released February 2019.  

 

Timothy's songs have had placement on The Discovery Channel including the series “Lords of the Car Hoardes” and his groups have received airplay on the Pacific Northwest’s biggest and most popular FM radio stations including 99.9 FM KISW, 104.9 FM THE BREW, 107.7 FM THE END and 95.7 FM KJR as well as college radio including 90.1 FM KUPS, 88.1 FM THE BURG and many more! In September of 2017 Jaded Mary was selected as 99.9 FM KISW's Loud and Local Band of the Week!

 

His versatility and competency on guitar, harp guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele and sitar have made him an in demand studio musician as well as a sought after live performer. He is currently endorsed by Guild Guitars, Breedlove Guitars, Emerald Guitars, Timberline Guitars, Orange Amplification, Peavey Amplification, EMG Pickups, DR Strings, Mogami Cables, Lehle, K&K Pickups and Shubb Capos. Timothy has also been featured as the EMG Pickups Artist of the Week as well as K&K Pickups Artist of the Month.

 

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".

Musical Offerings

"Passages" Album Now Available

Friends of Soulresonance

ORANGE ARTIST TIM BERTSCH USING ORANGE BANGEETAR!!

OFFICIAL ORANGE ARTIST TIM BERTSCH ENDORSES ORANGE BANGEETAR PEDAL!!!

"My Orange Bangeetar is an expansive, full spectrum tone machine! 

The beastly gain, infinite sustain, massive saturation, soaring highs, articulated mids and thundering lows make the Orange Bangeetar my goto pedal for crafting uniquely voiced overdriven tones while enabling me to procure my sonic space in any live mix onstage. 

The cab simulator output is especially useful in the studio for recording direct into an interface while simultaneously tracking separate amp centric tracks from the same performance. 

Hitting the boost switch takes the whole thing to the stratosphere!"

TIM BERTSCH PUBLISHED IN ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE!

Tim Bertsch full length article published in the February 2019 issue of ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE!!!

I am honored and humbled to have been able to contribute to Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Weekly Workout series which will be published in the February issue available on newsstands everywhere January 2019!!!

Check out my full length article with accompanying instructional video regarding transposition at:
http://acousticguitar.com/weekly-workout-modes-demystified/

I would like to give enormous thanks to the whole staff at Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the AMAZING opportunity to further contribute to my favorite magazine!

TIM BERTSCH & ORANGE ACOUSTIC PRE!

“The Orange Acoustic Pre is an invaluable element to my sound, from the smallest clubs to the largest theaters I can depend on it to deliver a flawless performance every night. The vast tonal possibilities, transparent signal boosting and superior dynamics of the Acoustic Pre are unparalleled in allowing the slightest nuances of my acoustic performances to be captured effortlessly both live and in the studio.”

Tim Bertsch Live @ All Star Harp Guitar Show!!!!

Tim Bertsch Live in Recital at Muriel Anderson's All-Star Harp-Guitar Night @ SOKA University in Aliso Viejo, California January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm!

 

Muriel Anderson's All-Star Harp-Guitar Night!!!

I am Beyond Honored and Thrilled to be performing at this STELLAR SHOW!

To be performing amongst this lineup of Harp-Guitar legends is all I could dream for!

The headliners are:
Muriel Anderson, William Eaton, Stephen Bennett and Don Alder!

Each of these Legendary and Epic players are capable of filling a venue anywhere on the globe!

The show is January 18th 2019 @ 8:00 at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, CA.

May All of your Resonances be Positive ones!

More details at:
http://www.soka.edu/pac/performing-arts-events.aspx#/?i=1

TIM BERTSCH ORANGE ARTIST VOICE OF ACOUSTIC!!!!!

TIM BERTSCH ORANGE ENDORSEE & ORANGE PEDAL BABY!!!

OFFICIAL ORANGE ARTIST TIM BERTSCH ROCKING ORANGE PEDAL BABY!!! 

“My Orange Pedal Baby is a mighty powerhouse capable of producing thundering, earth shaking volume all while maintaining pristine clarity from 1 to 10!

As a touring guitarist performing in 3 extremely diverse bands spanning multiples of genres, I can configure my Orange Pedal Baby in a myriad of ways to fit whichever sonic application I am looking for be it old school stomp box rock, intricate metal, digitally processed modern jazz tones, ultra pristine, natural acoustic sounds and everything in between.”

Upcoming Performances

  • JADED MARY & SALIVA LIVE @ EL CORAZON!!!
    Seattle WA.
    8:00 p.m.
     
  • Tim Bertsch Harpguitar Performance / Victorian Holiday Celebration @ W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
    Tacoma Washington
    TBA
     
  • Tim Bertsch Harp Guitar Recital @ Seymour Botanical Conservatory
    Tacoma Washington
    1:00 p.m.
     
  • Tim Bertsch Harp Guitar Recital @ Friday Art and Wine Walk Snoqualmie
    Snoqualmie WA.
    6:00 pm
     

Tim Bertsch Now Officially Endorsed by Orange Amps

HARPGUITARIST/GUITARIST TIM BERTSCH NOW OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY ORANGE AMPLIFICATION!!!

 

 

"I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to EVERYONE at ORANGE AMPLIFICATION for their support of my musical endeavors as well as the opportunity to represent them as an Official ORANGE AMBASSADOR!!!"

I am both honored and humbled to represent such an EPIC and LEGENDARY Amplifier Company!

"I can depend on my Orange amplifiers to deliver in any musical environment I may encounter. From the cleanest pristine full-body clarity to the heaviest earth shaking sustain and gain tones imaginable, I can honestly say they are the most capable, full spectrum, versatile amps I have ever encountered.”

Celebrating 50 years of building the most AMAZING AMPLIFIERS, ORANGE has enabled countless artists to find their individual expressive voices and tonal identities as well as gracing thousands of the most groundbreaking and enduring recordings!

ORANGE truly is the VOICE OF THE WORLD!!!

Check them out at: 

https://orangeamps.com

https://orangeamps.com/artist/tim-bertsch

 

Tim Bertsch Live on The Yuki D and Jinx Show!!!

Got Video Podcast?

Tune into the Yuki D and Jinx Show next Saturday January 12th @ 9 pm!

The Yuki D and Jinx Show is sponsored by The Stranger and will be filmed live at the 9 Lb Hammer in Georgetown!

I will be a musical guest on the first new episode joining STELLAR artists Todd Lockwood, and Gerald Brom.

Wanna check it out?

Tune it at the link to check it out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/219896275476686/?ti=cl

THE YUKI D & JINX SHOW is the creation of the SUPER ULTRA MEGA-TALENTED Brian Snoddy & Julie Baroh!
(www.briansnoddyart.com)
(https://www.juliebaroh.net)

I am honored to have been able to co-write and record the Yuki D and Jinx theme song with my son Miles!

https://www.facebook.com/yukidandjinxshow

https://www.youtube.com/c/YukiDandJinx

Jaded Mary's ”Live it Down" Live @ The Crocodile

JADED MARY @ The CROCODILE IN SEATTLE 6/29/2018

TIM BERTSCH PUBLISHED IN ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE!

http://acousticguitar.com/video-lesson-learn-to-play-your-favorite-songs-in-any-keys/

TIM BERTSCH full length article PUBLISHED in the November issue of ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE!!!

I am honored and humbled to have been able to contribute to Acoustic Guitar Magazine's November Weekly Workout series available on newsstands everywhere November 2017!!!

You can check out my full length article with accompanying instructional video regarding transposition before it goes to print at: http://acousticguitar.com/video-lesson-learn-to-play-your-f….

I would like to give enormous thanks to everyone at Acoustic Guitar Magazine for the AMAZING opportunity to contribute to my favorite magazine!

I have more projects reaching fruition to share soon!

Stay tuned!!!

TIM BERTSCH AG SESSION / ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

JADED MARY CD RELEASE!!!

  • JADED MARY & SALIVA LIVE @ EL CORAZON!!!
    Seattle WA.
    8:00 p.m.