Gerhardt is the singer, songwriter, arranger, musician, producer, and actor who is the muscle and mystery behind soul-enveloping music coming out of Northern Europe. His latest, “Edge of Time” is an acoustic guitar-driven musical cup of tea with its rich melodies and strong flavored lyrics.
This modern Folk track opens with the lyrics “Could it be that we were perfect strangers? Tryin’ to find our way through life” and unfolds to become a musical narrative that resonates with its listeners as if it were written on their walls in calligraphy. The song tells the story of departing ways but leaving while accepting that change. Featuring a sole Gibson J100 and Gerhardt’s mellow second tenor, this soft-spoken track is well-balanced and perfectly sits as an homage to vocal storytellers.
WOW! Just to hear a velvet voice, an honest lyric, and exceptional musicianship is a hidden gift given to us by way of this song. It is so refreshing to hear a track that carries a lot of weight in its composition, but one that leans away from the typical mass-produced FX overload music. And, the best natural audio effect that this track gives us is the sliding of the fingers on the strings of that Gibson J100, the breaths taken by Gerhardt himself, and the echo that bounces off of his lyrics. Expect nothing less but the best from an artist like Gerhardt.