Guitarist Tim Bertsch will perform this evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series. (Tim Bertsch)

Guitarist Tim Bertsch will perform this evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series. (Tim Bertsch)

Tim Bertsch, known as a crowd-pleaser, will perform as part of Coyle’s Concerts in the Woods series

The professional musician can switch between jazz, flamenco, classical, blues and gypsy music.

COYLE — Guitarist Tim Bertsch will perform this evening at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center as part of the ongoing Concerts in the Woods series.

Bertsch is a “crowd-pleaser, an excellent guitar player and truly a professional musician who has mastered and combined many styles on this versatile instrument,” said Norm Johnson, Coyle concerts founder.

“He is very pleasing to hear and to watch. So be prepared for an evening of extraordinary guitar music from an expert guitarist [and] harp guitarist who can switch between jazz, flamenco, classical, blues and gypsy music. Plus, he can do magic on a rare harp guitar that blends the sounds of two instruments.”

The performance is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the community center, 923 Hazel Point Road.

Admission to the all-ages show is by donation.

Complimentary cookies and coffee will be offered at intermission.

As a musical composer, performer and recording artist, Bertsch said he is always looking for untapped resources of musical expression and inspiration.

His lifelong goal, he said, is “to live a life of expression, to leave a lengthy, meaningful catalog of my soul’s finest resonances.”

Bertsch has been performing on the guitar since the age of 10, according to his biography, and is equally proficient on the electric guitar as well as acoustic guitar and harp guitar.

He also picks up the bass, mandolin, ukulele and sitar for studio sessions.

He has been a longstanding member of Jaded Mary and H.D. Fusion, sharing the headliner billing with many national acts such as Halestorm, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Skid Row, Saving Abel, Filter and Helmet, according to his biography.

Bertsch also has performed as a soloist at various festivals, and has been featured by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, according to his biography, and his songs have had placement on The Discovery Channel including the series “Lords of the Car Hoardes.”

Bertsch studied music composition formally in college and received many outstanding soloist awards while performing with the Olympic College jazz band and vocal jazz groups in Bremerton, according to his biography.

“I’ve been fortunate to have studied with Larry Coryell, Emily Remeler, Beppe Gambetta, Joshua Breakstone and John Stowell as well as many other masters of the guitar,” Bertsch said.

Bertsch also has long been a private music educator and in 2000 established the Sound Academy of Music school in Poulsbo, according to his biography.

The community center is located at the southern tip of the Toandos Peninsula and is operated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation District with help from area residents.

For more about Bertsch, visit www.timbertsch.com.

For more about the center, see www.coyleconcerts.com.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at [email protected] peninsuladailynews.com.

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