They are back and better than ever. Guitar legends Ed Gerhard and Bill Mize return to Northeast State Community College for a free Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts Theatre on the College’s main campus at Blountville.
The duo will perform instrumental Christmas and holiday favorites as well as selected original works. Gerhard is a multiple Grammy Award winner. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen and in the Ken Burns film Mark Twain. He has released two critically praised holiday albums, Christmas and On a Cold Winter’s Night. After several restarts, remixes, multiple mastering sessions, his newest album There and Gone, was recently released. The album features 14 tracks of Gerhard’s masterful style.
Mize is also a Grammy-winning guitarist and renowned instrumentalist. His music was recently selected for two documentary films: The Appalachian Trail: Past, Present and Future by Farrar & Ketelle Productions, Common Cents: Philanthropy Roundtables by YourStoryFilms. He has released albums Sugarlands, Tender Explorations, Coastin’, Joyful Noise, and The Angel’s Share that was called one of the “essential acoustic albums” to own by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.