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Berchtold & Stear – Press Release

Contact: David Berchtold
Phone: 309-392-2936


Game7 Sports Pub presents:

Berchtold & Stear

Nov 1, 2021 – Morton, IL – Although their paths don’t cross often, when it does, David Berchtold and Brian Stear of Berchtold and Stear share a special musical chemistry on stage. See and hear for yourself on November 14th, 2015 at Game7 Sports Pub (Morton, IL) where Berchtold & Stear will be performing live from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.

A dedicated perfectionist, David Berchtold spent over 30 years diligently practicing his craft, blending his hard driving alternating-thumb playing style with those of his major influences, such as Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Rev. Gary Davis, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Gregg Allman, and many, many more. 

Brian Stear has played with lots of great musicians, from local coffeehouse regulars to Grammy award winning blues artists like Koko Taylor.  A multi-stylist, Brian has the ability to bring exactly what’s needed to the song, adding that “magic” ingredient to the musical recipe. 

Together, they make up the acoustic duo, Berchtold & Stear, and their music runs the gamut of San Francisco Folk of the late 60’s, to pre and post-war Piedmont blues, to their own acoustic interpretations of rock classics, to David’s tasty original tunes like “Things I’ve Seen” and his award wining instrumental “Serenity.”  

In 2012 Berchtold & Stear released the CD “Ghosts of Music Past” to rave reviews from Underground Blues Network and James “Skyy” Dobro of Friends of the Blues Radio Show 91.1 FM WKCC.

Brian’s harmonica, mandolin, and porchboard bass playing (and don’t forget Grandma’s washboard!) is the perfect complement to David’s acoustic finger picking. The music of Berchtold & Stear will have you tapping your feet, nodding your head, and grooving along in no time at all.

For more information, or to obtain a review copy of their CDs, and for live interview availability, contact Davidat 309-392-2936 or Brian at 309-674-0640.

“We should be the ones thanking YOU. We really appreciate having (Berchtold & Stear) at the farmers’ market. The music was incredible!”

— Elaine Sebald, Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market Staff