Piano Day Montreal wishes to acknowledge the work of accomplished musicians that dedicated their life to sharing music in their communities.
Alan Gerber was a founding member of Elektra Records recording group, "Rhinoceros". A multi-instrumentalist: Piano, guitars (acoustic and electric slide), fiddle, button accordion, vocalist and composer. Appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and many others. Live show has a blues/folk feel to it. Learn more about Alan Gerber's new album at www.alangerbersongs.com
"The synergy of Alan Gerber is a complex concoction difficult to explain. Without question, Alan is greater than the sum of his parts, and when combined and on display for a mesmerized and awestruck audience, you can fully understand Alan Gerber in the flesh! Alan is a seasoned pro, a master-class of how to take years of honing your craft and a million plus miles of live performances to reach this level. Within the first 30 seconds of a live Alan Gerber show the audience is hooked, completely! As a songwriter, storyteller, musician, performer and personality, it is a marvel of engineering, the perfect storm. Alan has produced an impressive catalog of musical gems, which I encourage you to acquire but I beg you to experience a live performance....then you will know the synergy of Alan Gerber!"
-Terry Whalen, Artistic Director of Whalen's Barn Concert Series, Miramichi, NB
Four Riders, a song from Alan's new CD, "somewhere in between", has been chosen by Steve Van Zandt ( Bruce Springsteen's guitarist, actor, known for roles in The Sopranos & Lilyhammer, host of syndicated radio show, Little Steven's Underground Garage) as "Coolest Song In The World" and was playing in heavy rotation all summer. Here is a link to the new video of the song: https://youtu.be/VKM3rVjgVjA