© Luke Birtzer
© Luke Birtzer
Between 2006 and 2019 we performed 423 concerts across 9 states and 2 countries.
As a founding member of the group, my duties icluded:
"When they write the book on bluegrass in Minnesota,
there will be an entire chapter on Sawtooth."
- Phill Nusbaum | KBEM Radio Host | (at the final Sawtooth Brothers performance, 2019)
"...these profoundly gifted performers have discovered a way of bringing the traditional sounds of country and bluegrass into seamless harmony with pop music instincts, and literate narratives that never veer deep into tropes or inaccessibility. This is a fully-formed debut, not the product of a fledgling musical vision. The eleven songs are distinguished by any apparent lack of filler and startling skill. The band, since their 2008 formation, has built an exemplary reputation in the music community as talented and dependable professionals who have shared stages across Canada and seven states with unique luminaries like Garrison Keillor and Dr. Ralph Stanley. One pass through One More Flight reveals why."
- William Elgin | Vents Magazine full article
S/O to @MetroTransitMN for great hospitality during the production of our "One More Flight" video! https://t.co/cgw1uypXHs— Sawtooth Brothers (@sawtoothbros) January 11, 2016
Great time last night with Sawtooth Brothers (Album Release Show). Thanks to all that came!— Fine Line (@FineLineMPLS) February 6, 2016
Sawtooth Brothers' coming-of-age album is more than another cliche https://t.co/MTF84sphJM pic.twitter.com/iZ1pVA5pTr— City Pages (@citypages) February 4, 2016
Meet @sawtoothbros: Two pairs of Twin Cities brothers, playing a new brand of bluegrass. http://t.co/4XEFLC1t9a pic.twitter.com/tOfVXFpWNy— Local Current (@LocalCurrent) August 24, 2015
Tony Rook Band
Sawtooth Bluegrass Band
Gunflint Trail 2012
listen on spotify
My name is Luke Birtzer.
Welcome to my website... a website of my own design, constructed to impress you with my vast portfolio and myriad interests.
I have worked in web design, multi-media design, transportation, and as a musician. It's as hard to find time in my life for all my interests as it is to make a coherent website about it all. So please, shoot me a message on Instagram if you have any questions, need help with a project, or just need directions around town.
“Best lift driver I have ever had”
"This man is the most lit! No lie"
“Dude’s rad. Drives a manual and does it well.”
“I need to know if I left my jacket in Luke's car”
“100% didn’t leave until he made sure I was inside my home. Probably the best driver I’ve had so far. ”
“So nice! Legit gets to know you!”
“Great hearing about the bluegrass music :)”
During the 2020 lockdown, I channeled my frustration by writing this strange instrumental song that I named in honor of my late dog:
Personal record for # of likes on a selfie.
Shared on the Facebook group:
New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens
featuring my brother: Clint Birtzer
In 2018, my brother and I won the Duet Singing Championship at the Minnesota State Fair.
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