David Berchtold Press Release


Contact: David Berchtold
Phone: 3093922936
Email: dberch@mchsi.com

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(by Tom Irwin, Illinois Times)
When done well, fingerpicking a guitar looks so easy anybody could do it. But the task of convincing several digits to make music while moving simultaneously in different, yet coordinated directions, when it appears effortless, takes a good deal of concentration and practice. David Berchtold, an acoustic guitarist for more than 40 years, makes the process seem like spreading butter on hot bread as he picks the six-string with melody and rhythm while singing.

Blessed with more than an hour’s worth of original songs, the Illinois native also chimes in with tunes from the cream of the fingerpicking crowd, including Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Rev. Gary Davis, Leo Kottke, John Fahey and others. He’s made three visits to the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp, founded and run by another of the greats, Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), performing at the student concerts and once playing along with Jorma. Expect a range of rock standards including music from CCR, the Doobie Brothers, Grateful Dead and others to pop into the varied song list of this talented performer.

Here are just a few of the places David has played recently:
• Hickory Ridge Concert Series, Dixon Mounds Museum, Lewiston, IL
• Easter Seals Grape Soiree, Bloomington, IL (for last 6 years)
• Harvest Café, Delavan, IL (monthly)
• Spring Bloom Arts Festival, Bloomington, IL (for last 5 years)
• Concerts in the Woods, Wildlife Prairie Park, Peoria, IL (3 apperances)
• Rhythm Kitchen Music Café, Peoria, IL (every Thurs for a year)
• Gibson Café, Nashville, TN
• The Fox Pub and Café, Peoria, IL
• Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw, IL
• Walnut Street Winery, Rochester, IL
• Haynor Public Library, Alton, IL
• Luthy Botanical Gardens, Peoria, IL
• Willetts Winery, Manito, IL
• Schooners Beer Garden, Bloomington, IL
• Tremont Turkey Festival, Tremont, IL

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“David Berchtold provided musical entertainment at our the Spring Bloom Arts Festival. What a great decision we made to invite him to participate. His musicianship was excellent, he is great to work with and he was a high value. The only question I was asked is ‘Can we bring him back next year?!’ ”