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Ed presents his 34th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert
Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17
at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State Street, Portsmouth, NH Showtime is 7:30pm. Doors open 6pm.
Join us for this very special evening with one of the country's finest acoustic guitarists. Gerhard will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved carols,
as well as his own concert favorites. Fans of guitar music and Christmas alike will want to be a part of this memorable show.
" ...considered the premier holiday event on the Seacoast." -Portsmouth Magazine
Gerhard celebrates the release
of his new “Ed Gerhard Signature Model”
built by Breedlove Guitars.
The journey of the Ed Gerhard Signature Model Dreadnought begins with Ed’s music and personality. For decades the Grammy Award-winning guitarist has entertained audiences worldwide, combining his inimitable technique with his equally inspiring compositions and sense of humor. Since getting his first guitar at age 14, Ed has been crafting his own unique sound, impressing critics and listeners alike across his acclaimed studio and live albums. Known for his gorgeous tone and compositional depth, Gerhard can move a listener with a single note. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe said it best when he wrote “Gerhard does not write instrumentals. He writes songs only a guitar can sing.” Read More
The Squareneck Journal:
Weissenborn Interview with Ed
SJ: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Who or what inspired you to start playing in the first place?
EG: I always had a musical ear as a kid. When I was about ten years old I saw Segovia on television. That was the first time I’d ever heard the guitar played as a solo instrument and it floored me. It wasn’t until four years later I convinced my Dad to get me a guitar. I started with an interest toward classical music but I couldn’t find any good classical guitar instructors near me so I did what everyone does, went down to the local music store and sat with a nerdy guy and played those horrible things, the songs you never hear outside of the backroom of a music store (laughs). I took about three lessons there. Quit those lessons, got a couple of books. - Read More
The Weissenborn Information Exchange: Interview with Ed
Interview by Aron Radford
If it wasn't for a chance hearing of Ed Gerhard I would have never fallen in love with the Weissenborn in the first place or became a Weissenborn recording artist myself, and this website you're visiting now simply would not exist. Ever since I first heard the hauntingly beautiful "Homage" I was hooked on the instrument and a fan of the man for life. Read More
Ed’s latest CD "There and Gone"
order your copy today!
"There and Gone" is a mix of unique and original compositions and compelling covers. Mostly solo guitar with occasional overdubs of bass, Weissenborn guitar, lap steel and additional acoustic guitars. Covers include "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Imagine/Across The Universe," "Killing the Blues" and a fresh take on Leo Kottke's lovely "Three Quarter North."
For the Weissenborn fans who've asked; yes, there are a couple of Weissenborn tunes on there and they were a lot of fun to do. "Rye Whiskey Mash" has about the loosest timing I've ever heard, and I got to use a bunch of old and new Weissenborns on it. A drunken chorus of Weissenborns, what's better than that? –Ed
" ...some of the richest steel-string sounds you’ve ever heard."
- Andy Ellis Premier Guitar Magazine
Ed's Latest Book
"Songs & Pieces for Guitar"
Includes Tab and Musical Notation.
A huge thanks to Mark Herndon and Chief Noda for being the driving force for getting Ed's music out there in print!!
The book includes: Avalon Train, 5 to 99, Just a Closer Walk with Thee Little Road, Sunnyland, Sunday Street Stroll, Luna Suite, No.7, Coventry Carol, All Throught the Night
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.”
July 22-24 Canadian Guitar Festival
Loughborough Lake Holiday Park
3060 Sydenham Rd South Frontenac, ON
Canada KOH 1M0
(613) 544-2267 email@example.com
Ed performs on Friday night
July 25 The Acoustic Room
144 James St South Unit 1A
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8P 3A2
(905) 524-0101 7:30pm
July 30 An Evening with Ed Gerhard
Greenfield Guitars At the Shop 8pm
To get info and reserve seats please email Michael Greenfield at firstname.lastname@example.org Ask to be added to the concert series mailing list. You receive an email 6 weeks prior to the concert and again 2 weeks prior to the concert.
You then reply to that mailing to reserve seating. Seating is limited.
August 14 West End Studio Theatre
Presented by ACT ONE
959 Islington ST Portsmouth, NH 7:30pm
(603) 300-2986 / 664-7200 Tickets at:
Air conditioned with plenty of onsite parking
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