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Ed Gerhard / Bio

From Tokyo to Rome and venues across
the US, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched
audiences all over the world. Performing on
6-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap
Slide (Weissenborn), Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity
and humor shine through. His distinctive touch is unmistakable.
Whether performing a lush, sensual ballad or a haunting, bitter lap steel melody Gerhard will mesmerize. His connection
with his audience is palpable.

Gerhard’s releases have all received high praise
from critics and guitar fans worldwide, including
the Boston Globe Critic’s Poll “Top Ten Albums
of the Year.” In 2010 Ed’s CD “Luna” chosen by
Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary
List of 240 Essential Albums “This soulful album
of original compositions rich in melody, chordal
complexity and stylistic variety proves why
Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite
acoustic guitar tone on the planet.”

Gerhard was awarded a GRAMMY® for his
inclusion on the compilation CD “Henry Mancini;
Pink Guitar.” He arranged and performed “Moon
River.” His guitar work can be heard on CDs
by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen and is
featured in the Ken Burns’ films “Mark Twain”
and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

Along with players like Ben Harper and David
Lindley, Gerhard’s unique approach to the
Weissenborn is playing a significant role in
reinvigorating interest in this somewhat esoteric
but beautiful instrument. Ed composes and
arranges music for solo Weissenborn with beautiful
melodies, complex chords and moving bass
lines, unusual for an instrument that normally
serves an accompaniment role.

General Info

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Ed Gerhard
Artist Name
Ed Gerhard
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Folk / acoustic guitar / folk/roots/blues/jazz/guitar

Contact Info

Center Strafford, NH