Home Routes concerts may have stopped for the season, but there’s another home-based concert coming to town. Alan Gerber, who has been involved in music since age 15 will be stopping in Thompson during his independent western tour.
Originally from Chicago, Gerber recorded an album at Chess Records as a teenager, which started his path of great collaborations. “I’ve appeared with Bob Dylan, I’ve been with B.B. King, Janice Joplin, Van Morrison, tons of people,” noted the musician. Gerber went on to work with Paul Rothchild, and was part of the band Rinoceros. Gerber now lives in Quebec, and is enjoying touring as a solo artist, connecting with the audience without a microphone, but with a lot of different instruments.
Gerber is affiliated with the Home Routes agency in Winnipeg, which books solo home-based concerts throughout the western provinces. Things have gone so well for Gerber, he explained how he now books follow-up concerts himself, after he’s been to the location with Home Routes. “Home Routes is just amazing. It’s been wonderful for me, and I hope I’ve been able to promote Home Routes with what I do.”
The concert will be taking place on June 26 starting at 7:30. Gerber says it will be a special concert because his daughter Hannah Gerber will be accompanying him, and she’ll sing during the concert as well.
After Thompson, Gerber and his daughter and son Eli will be playing the Montreal Jazz Festival with their band, as well as travelling to Alberta in the fall.
For tickets or more information about the concert, call Linda Toews at 204-677-9112.