Kyle Bert, owner and creator of Desert Mountain Didgeridoos
I’m an artist, musician, and craftsman from Tucson, AZ. I put my heart into each of my creations because my greatest hope is that they provide their new owner with a transformative experience, bringing joy into their life.
They’ve changed my life for the better; I truly believe that they can do the same for you.
Since childhood, I’ve been captivated by didgeridoos. I first heard them at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair in Tucson. I was 13 at the time and the deep, rhythmic music impacted me profoundly. I simply knew it was my calling.
At 20, I purchased my first didgeridoo. Made of PVC, it broke before I ever had a chance to figure it out. At 21, I purchased another didge—this time constructed of bamboo. With this, I learned to drone, create basic sounds, and the art of circular breathing. Unfortunately, due to my Newfoundland Baloo, it met the same fate as the one constructed of PVC.
My first two didges—and their untimely demises— inspired me to start making my own. With an ample supply of materials from the deserts of Southern Arizona, and the creative spirit inherent in all artists, I began to refine my craft. What you see on my site now is the result of years of tinkering with materials and methods and countless hours of refining my craft. I had no idea that it would become such an important part of my life.
Over the past twenty five years, I’ve crafted probably close to 700 agave didgeridoos! I’m still passionate about playing them—popping up at open mics and playing them with a wide variety of instruments and accomplished musicians.
Each year, I hike through the desert, harvesting agave stalks to refine them and hone their natural state into what I think are some of the best sounding, easiest-to-play didges in the world. Each didge available on this site is one that I plucked out of the desert, worked with my hands, and put my soul into.
I take great pride in my craftsmanship. There are surely easier ways to make a living, but a man is called to what he is called. My sincerest hope is that you’ll enjoy these didges as much as I love making them. The ultimate compliment—one that brings me great joy—is that so many of my customers have returned time and time again to purchase more of my art, the fruit of my soul.
If you have any questions, contact me via email or phone at any time. This is what I love. This is what I do. I’m always available, whatever your needs.
Thanks and enjoy,
— Kyle Bert