Date and Time
Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 12:00am
Chris Webster & Nina Gerber Music fans around here certainly know both Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents we've had the pleasure of hearing. Webster's voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber's work on guitar is breathtakingly both beautiful and powerful. Together they are magic. In a reunion of sorts, Webster and Gerber join together for an exquisite evening of original tunes and tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes, and gorgeous folk. Chris Webster is a very special singer. She can rock, she's got soul, and most of all she can find the tiniest hints of emotion in any song and make it reverberate in our soul for a mighty long time. Also, she's grown into a major league songwriter whose lyrics take on love, lost love, and the general vicissitudes of life that are at different times poignant, funny, introspective, and exhilarating. Stylistically Chris runs from country, pop balladry, jazz, folk, blues, and whatever she does she brings sensitivity, strength, and an emotional breadth that few singers can match. Of course, many people around here are very familiar with Webster as one of the lead vocalists in local super group Mumbo Gumbo. Guitarist Gerber has a long history in Northern California music performing guitar accompanying dozens of artists including Kate Wolf, Steve Seskin, Ferron, Dave Alvin and most recently Karla Bonoff. She is exquisitely tasteful as an accompanist on both acoustic and electric guitar. Together Webster and Gerber create magic like few others.