“…Gerhard does not write instrumentals.
He writes songs only a guitar can sing.”
-Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
From sold out tours of Japan, to festivals in Italy 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, Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity and humor shine through. His distinctive 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.” Ed’sCD “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.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
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.
“I am glad to be living in the time of such a great guitarist, when a single note can say so much.” -Seymour Duncan
“Gerhard is no superficial tone painter, no bluffer, and no aesthetic lightweight….the beauty of the sound became the sharply circumvented truth. This is a precious quality and makes Gerhard a rare ambassador.” -Urs Grether , Basellandlschaftliche Zeitung (Newspaper), Basel, Switzerland