(Author, filmmaker, recording artist, GRAMMY Award-winning Guitarist)
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.”
Aaron has recently been featured in The Sandspur, chART Magazine, Central Florida Top 5, Creative Spotlights, Orlando Local Music Examiner, and as a musical guest on Orlando LIVE and WPRK (91.5 FM in Orlando). Several of his songs have also been receiving airplay on various local and Internet radio stations including WPRK in Orlando, WMNF in Tampa, Upstream Radio in Los Angeles, and CACH Radio in Vancouver.
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.”
Why I support GATE
Recognizing the value of the potentially transformational nature of art and media is an essential ingredient in the preservation and progress of human culture. I applaud GATE and its mission.
My Current Media Diet
Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology Translated and edited by David Hinton
Shostakovich String Quartets