Guitarists Ed Gerhard and Bill Mize will present their 25th Annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This special evening with two of the country’s finest acoustic guitarists will feature Christmas classics, concert favorites and selected solo pieces. Every year, community members, friends and family attend the holiday concert following Arrowmont’s family holiday classes.
A Grammy Award winning guitarist, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences worldwide. He just returned home from celebrating the release of his new Ed Gerhard Signature Guitar model, built by Breedlove Guitars. Ed is widely known for his Christmas CDs. The Boston Globe calls “Christmas…the best holiday recording of the year…rivetingly lovely…this is a gem. Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.”
Raised in East Tennessee and internationally recognized, guitarist Bill Mize is a Winfield National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. His music appears on the Grammy-winning album “Stellaluna” and Emmy-winning productions such as PBS “National Parks” series by Ken Burns. “An Angel’s Share” was chosen as an Essential CD of 2010. “A soft touch and heavy groove, combined with an advanced sense of harmony, results in a highly unique and engaging sound.” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.
Tickets for the holiday concert are $22 and will be available at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. For more information, call (865) 436-5860.