Fingerpicking and lap steel master Ed Gerhard has been wowing audiences for about four decades now, building a solid following around the U.S., Europe, and the Far East with his spellbinding solo instrumental performances and CDs, the most recent of which is called There and Gone.

That disc is the source of the first of Gerhard’s two contributions to this “Sessions”—a tenderly rendered medley of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “Across the Universe.” Then, after chatting about his Breedlove Revival Series dreadnought, he whips out a stunningly beautiful myrtle-wood Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel for a stirring version of “Poor Wayfaring Stranger.” Don’t miss it!


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