Folk Club to host West Kelowna concert next weekend
The Kelowna Folk Club presents Alan Gerber, Sept. 26, at No. 2, 3105 Thacker Drive, West Kelowna. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m.
Gerber is an American-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the recently reunited rock band Rhinoceros and also has been pursuing a solo career throughout the last 30 years. His style shows multiple influences (blues, folk, jazz), and he is especially known for his high-energy performances and light-hearted, humor-filled lyrics.
Gerber has an extensive musical resume that includes working with Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and the Doors’ producer Paul Rothchild as well as many other notables.
Gerber was born and raised in Chicago, May 27, 1947. In 1963, at age 15, he recorded his first ’45 record for the label Earic. He studied music at Roosevelt University but left before completing his degree, unhappy with the formal way music was presented and taught at the time. At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was involved in the formation of the band Rhinoceros, in which he was a keyboardist, vocalist and primary songwriter. He left Rhinoceros in 1969 and started his solo career shortly after that. His first album, The Alan Gerber Album, was released in 1971.
He subsequently moved to Canada and currently lives in Val-David, Que., which is near Montreal.