Based truly on the quality of his work, Grammy Award winning recording artist Ed Gerhard built his considerable reputation, beginning with his debut album “Night Birds” in 1987. It garnered a spot in the Boston Globe Critics Poll Top 10 Albums of the Year.” Shortly after the album’s release, Windham Hill Records included Ed on its Guitar Sampler (Vol.1). One of the highlights of the three hundred thousand unit selling Sampler, “The Handing Down” introduced the world to the beauty of Ed Gerhard’s music. “That one piece made me a lot of friends around the world,” says Ed.
He has released his ninth CD “There and Gone". He was awarded a GRAMMY® for his inclusion on the CD "Henry Mancini; Pink Guitar." Warner Brothers, MelBay and Hal Leonard have all released Ed Gerhard's music in books. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen and in the Ken Burns film "Mark Twain" and “ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
Ed's CD "Luna" is featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 20th Anniversary list of the "240 Essential Albums." Along with players like Ben Harper and David Lindley, Gerhard’s unique approach to the Weissenborn (an acoustic Hawaiian lap slide guitar) is playing a significant role in reinvigorating interest in this somewhat esoteric but beautiful instrument. Ed is featured in the book “Lap Steel Guitar” alongside legendary players like Greg Leisz,David Lindley, Jerry Byrd and more.
“I've been using the D&A Gigstands and find them to be the best stands I've used. Rugged, light and durable. The ingenious way they fold up makes traveling with a couple of them easy to carry. On stage they look great and my guitars are safe, steady and secure. Their small footprint even shows off the guitars in a nice way. These will be with me everywhere.”
- Ed Gerhard