Ed Gerhard
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

fingerstyle guitar brilliance

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July 27 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardGrammy winner Ed Gerhard took up guitar after seeing classical master Andres Segovia on TV, and stopped taking lessons at age 15 when he heard a record by Mississippi John Hurt. After that, he taught himself, slowing down his spinning records to catch each note and figuring out how to play them. He learned well, eventually mastering 6-string, 12-string, slide, and the Hawaiian lap slide guitar known as the Weissenborn. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has praised him for having “the most exquisite guitar tone on the planet.” Premier Guitar Magazine has called his work “some of the richest steel-string sounds you’ve ever heard.” Here’s what the Boston Globe has to say about his songwriting: he “does not write instrumentals. He writes songs only a guitar can sing.”
Ed has lived in New Hampshire since 1977. His song “The Handing Down” was included on Windham Hill’s first Guitar Sampler. He has played on recordings by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen, and on the soundtrack of two Ken Burns documentaries, Mark Twain and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. His ninth and latest album, There and Gone, is a mix of intricate originals and compelling covers, including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and a clever pairing of “Imagine” and “Across the Universe.” Premier Guitar compares the slowly unfolding tunes to “flower petals opening to the sunrise.” If you like virtuoso guitar playing, this is the show for you.

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