“…the epitome of a perfect musician! It is so Zen the way she perfectly under-girds and complements whatever music is at hand, never playing an extraneous or superfluous or irrelevant note, & always being perfectly in the flow with whatever she is playing & whomever she’s playing with! Playing Music together on that level is Divine!… everything else is a more or less skillful filling the air with a more or less pleasant bunch of notes!”
Feb 10, 2018
That’s the way Maria Muldaur described Nina Gerber, the guitarist extraordinaire with singer Chris Webster. After carving a career out of what some might call the shadows, guitarist Nina Gerber is at last beginning to dare the light. Her first album as a leader, Not Before Noon, follows two decades which brought her to prominence without ever placing her name on the front of an album cover. Since her accompaniment of Kate Wolf first earned her recognition, her acute skills as performer, producer and arranger have continued to deepen. Her contributions to acoustic music have earned her a following as loyal as for the numerous high talents she has accompanied – proving the shadows equal to the spotlight in the creation of honest, powerful, and beautiful music.
Webster’s broad experience in disparate genres is succinctly reflected in the recent story-so-far compilation My Name is Christine, which contains selected tracks from her albums with eclectic NorCal band Mumbo Gumbo, as well as tracks from her first two solo albums and gems from the acclaimed bluegrass disc she recorded with her opera-singing sister Cassie Webster and ace guitarist Scott Nygaard, Ten Thousand Miles.
The two talented artists dropped by the KSQD studios for an interview recently. They played, sang, and chatted with host, Rachel Anne Goodman.