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Ed Gerhard

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From sold-out tours of Japan to festivals in Italy and venues across the U.S., Grammy-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world.

Performing on six-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’s CD, Luna, was 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, for which he arranged and performed “Moon River.” His guitar work can also be heard on CDs by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen, and he is featured in the Ken Burns films Mark Twain and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

“…Gerhard does not write instrumentals. He writes songs only a guitar can sing.” - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

“I am glad to be living in the time of such a great guitarist, when a single note can say so much.” - Seymour Duncan

Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door, general admission, and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!