David Berchtold | Things I've Seen

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Things I've Seen

by David Berchtold

An tasty mix of acoustic finger picking instrumentals and songs about life.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Shrug (with E-Ditty intro)
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2. Aftermath
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3. Waiting On Charlie
2:50 $0.99
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4. Serenity
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5. Things I've Seen
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6. Often The Distance
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7. Windy and Warm
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8. Suits Me Fine
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9. C-Ya On Down The Road
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10. Thoughts
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11. A Major Jam
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12. Amazing Grace
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A native of central Illinois, David has been playing acoustic guitar for over 30 years. His playing has been influenced by a wide variety of artists including Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Gregg Allman, Leo Kottke, Big Bill Broonzy, John Fahey, Rev. Gary Davis, and Jorma Kaukonen.

David's music is propelled by a hard-driving alternating thumb. Add plenty of blues licks, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends, and before you know it you'll be tapping your foot to the infectious beat.

And smiling.

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Here's what they're saying about David's debut CD, "Things I've Seen":

"'Things I've Seen' is a wonderful collection of finger-picking folk music." -- Jessica Cochran of www.OpeningBands.com

"Few guitarists present their material in such a way that I find myself captivated, hanging on every note. David Berchtold has the rare ability to combine musical talent with heart and soul." -- Mark Lush of www.MidwestBands.com

"Your cd is great! ...you need to send it to a good record company." -- Frank Black, WGLT Radio DJ

"He sure can play guitar!" -- Travis Gibson

"Very nice. I can tell that no one had to work too hard to record him. He sure has his sound together. (His) right hand sure makes things sound good and his attack is very smooth and controlled" -- Larry Park of Radio Bandits

"David, fantastic guitar playing on your CD!!! Absolutely love your style (and that Larrivee D-05 doesn't sound that bad either!!!) and technique. In fact, I couldn't just listen to the one song as you suggested, I had to listen to them all. I really like 'Often the Distance', 'C-Ya On Down The Road' and your version of 'Amazing Grace'. But 'Windy and Warm' is certainly my favorite selection on your disc. Truly great stuff, keep on pickin' and welcome to the Larrivee Forum!!" -- NewStrings from Larrivee guitar forum.

"Just wanted to let you know that my new favorite musical number is track #9 (C-Ya On Down the Road) on your CD ....I love it." -- Cindy Charlebois

"Oh, this is beautiful.... Just listening to the first song... Love it!" -- Rebecca Zimmerman

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Bones Bach

Berchtold and Fryer make some great music together
This is a very well-recorded acoustic guitar CD featuring excellent original tunes as well as a couple of old favorites. Mostly instrumental with several vocals, you won't be disappointed by this one if you enjoy Travis-style acoustic guitar finger picking.
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Jason Watt

Great talent! Truly Inspiring
This CD is so inspirational that I want to pick up my guitar right now and learn how to play like you. I hope that someday another album of yours will follow!
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Russ Manuel

The way the guitar was meant to be played!
Great pickin', Great tunes & an inspiration to keep up my practice routine!
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Mark Lush of MidwestBands .com

There wasn’t a moment of the album that I wanted to bypass
There are few things more enjoyable than listening to a good guitarist play, and this album is definite proof of that fact! Playing guitar in a classic, finger-picking style, David Berchtold and his various partners in crime (Dave Fryer/Tim Burton) create music that is sometimes beautiful, sometimes, funky, sometimes dark and haunting, but always interesting! There wasn’t a moment of the album that I wanted to bypass at all!

Go here to read the full review:
http://www.midwestbands.com/review_page.php?id=201
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Douglas A. Bourbina

Fine acoustic guitar music
A really fine assortment of acoustic guitar music. If you like the sound of acoustic guitar, as I do, then you'll enjoy this CD.
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Randy Hoffman of 6V6 (Real Blues Power)

Dang, I wish I could pick like that!!
Overall I really liked the CD. It ain't what I usually listen to and maybe that's a good thing! It's hard to get a diverse sound in the songs, but there was enough to keep my interest. Dang, I wish I could pick like that!!
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Trudy Faries

Great music!
Great music! I love it! The guitar playing is awesome! And I love the singing! What a talented person Dave is!
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Darin Duvall

Great finger-style guitar music
I describe the music on this CD as a blend of classical and folk music styles. It's a clear, crisp recording of some excellent finger-style (picking instead of strumming) guitar music.
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Rick Bennett

Nice...
Need to add some quality material to your mp3 acoustic playlist? Here’s your chance! This is great stuff. Nice pickin’ and thoughtful writing. Great job, David!
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