An award-winning songwriter who has toured in 25 countries during his 48 year career.
A traveling musician.
From playing in the streets of San Francisco in the early 1970’s to recording an award-winning album in Thailand in the 2010’s, American Bert Deivert is forging new ground with his interpretations of vintage blues and roots material on mandolin and guitar. He is one of the few recording blues mandolin artists of today, drawing chiefly on the traditions of Yank Rachell and Carl Martin.
His playing and distinctive vocals are easily recognizable and he charms audiences with his stories, backed by expert instrumental skills. His music garners rave reviews in the press all over the world. He is an award-winning songwriter and has toured in 25 countries during his 48 year career.
Worked with: Peter Case, Eric Bibb, Wanda Jackson, Memphis Gold, Charlie Musselwhite, Sven Zetterberg, T-Model Ford, Sam Carr, Libby Rae Watson, and Cadillac John Nolden, among others
Eric Bibb, Wanda Jackson, and Tom Paley have been among those fortunate enough to have Deivert’s playing grace their music… it is clear why he is regarded as one of the world’s foremost blues mandolinists.
– fRoots magazine, UK
I always look forward to hearing Bert Deivert’s music because, like me, he loves the old style blues and he always does a great and faithful job of presenting it.
– Charlie Musselwhite, blues harmonica Grammy winner
I spent a whole weekend at the Juke Joint Fest (Clarksdale, MS) and I didn’t hear hill country music as good as this. Awesome!
– Rich DelGrosso, blues mandolin maestro and author
Bert Deivert and I played blues on the streets of San Francisco throughout 1973 and 1974. I can vouch for his experience! 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, (Plimsouls) Grammy nominated producer and songwriter
“… he has embraced multicultural collaborators to create art as deep as the muddy Mississippi.” –
– Dave Rubin, 2005 Keeping the Blues Alive recipient in Journalism
“Thank you for all you did to make our shows in Sweden a success! Your talents and abilities are great! Love, Wanda.” –
– Wanda Jackson, rockabilly queen
“Bert Deivert is a key figure in the contemporary acoustic and semi-acoustic blues world.” –
– – Ian McKenzie, BLUES BLAST Magazine
“Bert Deivert shows quite clearly that he is the world-class artist on mandolin of which he already has the reputation.”-
– Rootsy Reviews, rootsy.nu