Grammy-Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard to Appear at CCA

Grammy-Winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard to Appear at CCA

New Hampshire's own GRAMMY Award-winning Guitarist Ed Gerhard returns to the Spotlight Café at the Capitol Center for the Arts for an evening of exquisite guitar music and to debut a new beer created in concert with Lithermans Limited Brewery (Concord, NH).

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.

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" chosen by Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums.

Ed 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, Jorma Kaukonen and Bill Morrissey. It's also featured in the Ken Burns films "Mark Twain" and "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

Ed has partnered up with Lithermans to bring his fans a beer inspired by his music - "Sunnyland." This dry-hopped American pale ale is perfect for sitting on the porch and strumming the blues and it debuts at this show.

Tickets for the September 16 event may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 6PM.

About the Capitol Center for the Arts

The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts ( inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.

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