Not Before Noon

Not Before Noon

by Nina Gerber
     
 
After coloring the music of artists ranging from Queen Ida to Jerry Jeff Walker to Barbara Higbie and, most notably, Kate Wolf, Gerber has finally released her solo debut. But like her previous efforts, she still lurks behind the scenes. Gerber does not sing, instead letting Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Terry Garthwaite, Herb Peterson, and others handle the vocals. But

Overview

After coloring the music of artists ranging from Queen Ida to Jerry Jeff Walker to Barbara Higbie and, most notably, Kate Wolf, Gerber has finally released her solo debut. But like her previous efforts, she still lurks behind the scenes. Gerber does not sing, instead letting Greg Brown, Lucy Kaplansky, Terry Garthwaite, Herb Peterson, and others handle the vocals. But vocals never were Gerber's forte; her marvelous guitar work has always been her meal ticket. During the six vocal cuts, the Northern California native relaxes comfortably into the role of filling and soloing, like she usually does in a supporting role. The other six tracks put her crystalline tone and perfect phrasing out front, which is precisely where she deserves to be. The music weaves in and out of folk conventions and Joni Mitchell-like jazz arrangements, but Gerber's melodic guitar voicings are always perfect for the moment. Anyone who has been waiting to this artist to cut loose with a burning solo can keep waiting. But anyone who has enjoyed her backing work more than the headliners she accompanies will be fully satisfied by a plate brimming with Gerber's sweet touch and magnificent taste. She may not be the biggest name around, but Nina Gerber is undoubtedly a guitar heroine of unrivaled proportions.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2001
Label:
Goatscape
UPC:
0612408221620
catalogNumber:
101

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Gerber   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Hi String
Scott Nygaard   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Greg Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Terry Garthwaite   Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky   Vocals
Cary Black   Acoustic Bass
Joe Craven   Percussion,Tambourine,Shaker,Mouth Hat
Mike Marshall   Mandocello
Herb Pedersen   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Vicki Randle   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Benny Rietveld   Bass,Electric Bass
Kim Scanlon   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jami Sieber   Cello
Chris Webster   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ed Johnson   Vocal Harmony
Billie Lee Lewis   Drums

Technical Credits

Nina Gerber   Producer,Liner Notes
Gary Mankin   Engineer
Greg Young   Engineer
Ryan Hadlock   Engineer

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