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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‘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
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.
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Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run – Blood In My Eyes For You
A musician you should be familiar with
Bert Deivert has made a name for himself and is considered one of the world’s leading blues mandolinists. It would be easy to make light of mandolin her, but we should watch what we say. Yank Rachell for example, is a name mentioned with reverence by most. In this twelfth album release since he moved to Sweden in the Seventies, Deivert’s mandolin appears in an electric blues context that a few years ago would have been unheard of among purists. Together with Janne Zander playing various guitars, Per-Arne Petterson on bass, and Fredrik Lindholm on drum, we find Deivert plowing through a dozen songs where mandolin effortlessly takes the role of the leading solo instrument. In particular, there is a great interpretation of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues” that really stands out, but also contributions from the repertoire of Sleepy John Estes, Big Joe Williams, RL Burnside and Yank Rachell – besides Deivert’s own songs. This makes him a musician you should definitely find out about, in case you were not convinced the last time Deivert was reviewed in Blue News.
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