Karl Bertrand is a songwriter, guitarist, and producer hailing from Saratoga Springs, NY. Through a continuous immersion in the local and regional music community, he's cultivated a large repertoire of original and cover music; equal parts folk, jam, bluegrass, and jazz. 

Karl is continuously recording and releasing new material. Since 2019 he's released 11 studio albums; some full of his flagship songwriting, others comprised of soothing ambient compositions. He's also played a role in producing a number of his friends, creating tracks in and around his studio space in Glens Falls, NY.

Karl adores performing and frequently plays bars, breweries, and restaurants -mostly around the Upstate New York area. He plays in a variety of forms, from solo shows to duos and trios to a huge band of eight talented folks! Check out the live performance page to see what's on the horizon and catch a show!

Solo setup at Beck's Tavern in North Creek, NY.

Performing a solo show at Argyle Brewing Co. in Cambridge, NY.

In the studio with Evan Marre creating Let's Be Leonard's second studio album, 'Static'.

Performing with Let's Be Leonard in Troy, NY.

Karl has spent his past four winters teaching skiing and snowboarding to people of all ages at Gore Mountain in the Adirondack mountains.

A duo performance "Apres Ski" around Gore Mountain.

The Let's Be Leonard bus at Camp Minikani in Wisconsin.