Bert Deivert is one of the top blues mandolinists in the world today as well as being an accomplished guitarist and powerful singer. Deivert is no aspiring musician, he has recorded and played with many wonderful musicians in diverse areas of music. Starting with his first LP in 1978, he has recorded 12 albums, as well as working on many others as guest musician. He is American, but has been based in Sweden for many years, and has played in 23 countries all over the world.
Two of Deivert’s songs have earned awards for best instrumental of the year in Thailand, 2009 and 2012, and he has been awarded several national and regional arts grants for musicians in Sweden. He was inducted into the International Blues Hall of Fame in July 2013.
He has collaborated with the late Mississippi bluesman T-Model Ford, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Peter Case, blues troubadour Eric Bibb, Mississippi’s Cadillac John Nolden and Bill Abel, Memphis harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, the late delta drummer Sam Carr, rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, Washington bluesman Memphis Gold, New Lost City Ramblers banjo master Tom Paley, and Thai blues guitar phenomenon Pong Srabua.
Bert Deivert – vocals, resonator mandolin, guitar
Bookings can be made with his duo or with full band Copperhead Run. He is also available as a solo using a local backing band of your choice.
Press/Media resources: Here you find bio, one sheet flyer, high res photos, music files, videos, and rider.
Bert Deivert and I played blues on the streets of San Francisco throughout 1973 and 1974. One of our big numbers was Sleepy John Estes’ Broke and Hungry. We both stuck to the grind, and here we are in a new century, still rockin’ it. He’s one of of my favorite people and musicians… – Peter Case
The set was fun, moving, and exciting, all rolled into one. Bert’s deep, deep knowledge and love of the blues is gently interspersed with nuggets of experience, anecdote, and chat with the audience.
– Michael Cranmer – head of Ashburton Blues Festival, UK
The audience got up close and totally appreciated the very unique style never seen at our festival before. – Andy Andersen, Phuket International Blues Festival, Thailand
Deivert says it in a ‘new way’ that immediately catches one off-guard. – Real Blues Magazine, Canada
Exquisite mandolin picking… – Blues News, Norway
Interested in booking Bert Deivert for a gig?
Bert Deivert’s concerts are suitable for festivals of many types, since the music he plays encompasses roots, blues, folk, and early ragtime. He has played at jazz festivals, wine and food festivals, and music festivals of all kinds. House concerts, churches, blues and folk societies, and live music venues are all suitable. Bert prefers a listening kind of crowd, not a rowdy pub atmosphere. Book Bert Deivert and get the chance to hear stories and songs from a bygone era, with personal anecdotes about the legends he has played with.
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 call or email you back as soon as possible. And we are off on a good conversation!
Feel free to communicate either in English, Swedish or in French! We speak English. Vi talar svenska. Nous parlons Français.
News from Bert:
- Live in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the Roadhouse
BROKE AND HUNGRY – SOLO BLUES MANDOLIN, National RM-1