Chris Webster and Nina Gerber will once again grace the stage of the Aromas Community Grange on Saturday, January 26th. These two women, each extremely talented in her own right, weave a powerful spell when they play together.
Webster’s career began nearly two decades ago when she was a teen-aged lead
singer for Mumbo Gumbo. She went on to four highly popular solo releases (Drive,
Now Playing, Something in the Water, My Name is Christine) and one amazing
traditional Bluegrass/Americana recording (The Webster's 10,000 Miles) with her
sister Cassie and renowned guitarist Scott Nygaard. With astonishing power and
passion, her voice reaches magical heights, yet effortlessly turns on a dime to
deliver gut wrenching torch songs and gentle ballads. Webster has a purity and beauty about her
that is seldom seen and never forgotten. She can cut to the bone with tender
songs of love-gone-wrong then slap you upside the head with a fistful of lyrics
and a take-charge melody that makes you step aside, stand back, and listen.
Nina Gerber’s 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. Nina has performed and/or recorded with: Kate Wolf, Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Eliza Gilkyson, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, MollieO'Brien, Rosalie Sorrels, Laurie Lewis, and many others. She has a unique ability to completely free herself within an eclectic range of styles. Presented with folk, country, bluegrass, rock, or blues, she is able to fall into leads which have rare reverence for the true feeling of a song, always emphasizing taste over technical display. "Nina's guitar style is wide and brave…she uses each of her guitars as if it's the one she was born to play. Acoustic or electric, she sounds beautiful, smoky, precise, full of the licks you love to hear.”
Nina continues to prove with her guitar that some of the truest and most emotional communication requires no words. Chris uses her powerful, sweet, sultry voice as her primary instrument. The combination of the two is unforgettable.