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Bert Deivert is one of the top blues mandolinists in the world today. His band together with master Swedish musicians Zander, Pettersson, and Lindholm, is innovative and international, as well as true to the roots of early country blues.

Their music blends folk, jazz, and blues, and pays homage to a blues style and tradition that has nearly disappeared.

Weaving modern uses of electric guitar, bass and drums from later blues from the 50’s – 70’s with early pre-war blues has resulted in a meld of exciting sounds and resonance. The repertoire is original material, traditional, and modern songs from Mississippi and the South done in their own driving style.

 

Bert Deivert – vocals, resonator mandolin, guitar
Janne Zander – resonator guitar, acoustic & electric guitar, slide
Per-Arne Pettersson – bass
Fredrik Lindholm – drums

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Homepage: http://copperheadrun.com
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‘Blood In My Eyes For You’ is dominated by the mandolin and that is definitely not a bad thing. A flat re-treaded song like “Baby Please Do not Go ‘ gets an absolutely fabulous arrangement so you think it’s a brand new song. It rocks all the through the track. – Philip Verhaege, Keys and Chords

It is not unusual for a review to conclude with “go see them live,” but “Blood In My Eyes For You” captures Copperhead Run’s live essence so successfully that this time, I would actually advise you to start with the CD – which of course will only make you want to see them in concert so much more. And while many of the songs on this album have been recorded before by a variety of performers – including Bert Deivert himself! – I’d say these versions are outstanding and need to be heard. Recommended! – Andres Roots, BluesWebzine.com

Bert Deivert plays his mandolin so masterfully that it sometimes seems that he was the musical partner of John Estes for years, instead of mandolin man (Yank) Rachell. – Rootstime magazine, Belgium

Upcoming gigs
Interested in booking Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run for a gig?
Their concerts are suitable for festivals of many types, including blues and jazz, since the music they play encompasses roots, blues, americana, folk, and early ragtime. House concerts, blues and folk societies, and live music venues are all suitable, as well.

We invite you, as a first step, to fill in the form below, so we can get a good idea of your needs and wishes. We will then contact you as soon as possible. And we are off on a good conversation!

If you want, you can also call us over phone, Skype or write us an ordinary email (see contact info in the sidebar). Feel free to communicate either in English, Swedish or in French! We speak English. Vi talar svenska. Nous parlons Français.

 









 

News from the band:

  • Playing at Den Blå Festival, Aalborg, Denmark 14th of August

    We are very happy be appearing this year at Den Blå Festival, Aalborg, Denmark on the 14th of August.
    It is very cool to be joined by the great Swedish basist, Nikke Ström, who will be gigging with us for the first time, filling in for Per-Arne Pettersson. We will be doing one set at 18.00 at the BLUES STAGE at Toldbold Plads and then a set at the John Bull Pub in the evening at 22.30. So we hope to meet more Danish fans of blues mandolin and juke joint grooves!

  • US review of the album, FRIDAY BLUES FIX BLOG

    US review of Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run’s BLOOD IN MY EYES FOR YOU
    http://fridaybluesfix.blogspot.se/2015/08/new-blues-for-you-summer-2015-edition.html

    Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run – Blood In My Eyes For You (Rootsy Records): There aren’t a lot of blues mandolin players on the current blues scene…..Ry Cooder, David Grisman, and Steve James all record the occasional mandolin track, but pickings are pretty slim. Bert Deivert was born and raised in the U.S., but moved to Sweden in the 70’s. He’s worked with a number of musicians in blues, rock, rockabilly, and roots music over the years and has spent time in Mississippi in recent years, playing with some of the local talent. This new release features his interpretation of several classic blues tunes. His mandolin playing really gives these old tunes a new shine and the Swedish band Copperhead Run provides excellent support. There are older tunes from Big Joe Williams, Son House, the Mississippi Sheiks, and Sleepy John Estes, plus newer tunes from Paul “Wine” Jones, R.L. Burnside, and the mandolin legend Yank Rachell. This is a really interesting and unique approach to the blues, thanks to Deivert’s work on the mandolin.

 

 

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