ED GERHARD INTERVIEW
Ed Gerhard Interview
(Originally aired on January 10, 2013)
Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Ed Gerhard is known for his gorgeous tone and deep musicality. He doesn’t use flashy tricks to grab your attention, yet if you’re willing to meet him on his terms — which is to let his Celtic-tinged originals and beautifully articulated counterpoint unfold slowly — you’ll be rewarded with some of the richest steel-string sounds you’ve ever heard. Possessing a degree of right-hand control usually associated with classical guitarists, Gerhard can coax a melody to the fore, letting it sing above his lush harmonies and sustaining overtones. He’s partial to open and lowered tunings, and he knows how to use droning bass strings to provide a sonorous foundation for his silvery treble lines.
Gerhard took some six years to complete his ninth album, There and Gone. In our exclusive interview, Gerhard describes recording the new album and details how he arranged and composed the music. We'll hear selections from There and Gone throughout the interview.