Grammy-winning guitar master Ed Gerhard returns to Northeast State for his annual Christmas concert performance on Dec. 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts Theatre on the College’s Blountville campus. Gerhard will perform instrumental Christmas and holiday favorites as well as selected original works.
From Tokyo to Rome and venues across the United States, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Performing on 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, Gerhard captivates his audiences with virtuosity, generosity and sly humor.
Based truly on the quality of his work, Gerhard built his considerable reputation, beginning with his debut album Night Birds in 1987. It garnered a spot in the Boston Globe Critics Poll Top 10 Albums of the Year. He followed that up with Christmas featuring a selection of holiday favorites. His subsequent albums Counting the Ways and On a Cold Winter’s Night cemented Gerhard’s status as one of the top guitarists of the modern era.
Ed released his ninth CD “There and Gone” in 2012. He was awarded a Grammy® for his inclusion on the CD “Henry Mancini; Pink Guitar.” Warner Brothers, MelBay and Hal Leonard have all released Ed Gerhard’s music in books. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen, Bill Morrissey and in the Ken Burns films “Mark Twain” and “ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, www.virturerecords.com. For additional information about the concert, contact 423.354.2449.