November 30th , 2012 9:50 am Leave a comment

Gerhard and Mize return to Northeast State for Dec. 6 Christmas concert

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Guitar legends Ed Gerhard and Bill Mize return to Northeast State Community College for a free Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for Performing Arts on the College’s main campus at Blountville.

Photo courtesy of Virtue Records
Ed Gerhard, left, and Bill Mize return to Northeast State Community College on Dec. 6 to play a Christmas concert.

The duo will perform instrumental Christmas and holiday favorites as well as selected original works. Gerhard is a multiple Grammy Award winner. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen and in the Ken Burns film Mark Twain. He has released two critically praised holiday albums, Christmas and On a Cold Winter’s Night. After several restarts, remixes, multiple mastering sessions, his newest album, There and Gone, was recently released.

Mize is also a Grammy-winning guitarist and renowned instrumentalist. His music was recently selected for two documentary films: The Appalachian Trail: Past, Present and Future by Farrar & Ketelle Productions, Common Cents: Philanthropy Roundtables by YourStoryFilms. He has released albums Sugarlands, Tender Explorations, Coastin’ and Joyful Noise. His latest release, The Angel’s Share, was called one of the “essential acoustic albums” to own by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit billmize.com and www.virturerecords.com. For more information, call 279-7669.

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