Ed Gerhard, Capitol Center for the Arts
Ed Gerhard returns to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 21st at 7:30pm in support of his highly anticipated new CD "There and Gone," a collection of original compositions and covers including a stunning arrangement of "Imagine/Across the Universe," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and a concert favorite on Weissenborn, "Killing the Blues."
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 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.
Tickets are $25 for all seats and are available by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.