Originally from Chicago, bluesman Alan Gerber recorded his first single at 15. After dropping out of university, he met producer Paul Rothchild (The Doors, Paul Butterfield...), and became the singer, songwriter and keyboardist for Rhinoceros, an L.A. band which cut two albums and toured with stars such as Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. Gerber left Rhinoceros in 1969 to go solo, and toured with Leon Russell. He moved to Québec, where he recorded the single Tied On (1974), produced by André Perry, which rose to number one on Québec radio. Two of his songs are featured on the soundtrack of the 1978 Bob Dylan movie, Renaldo and Clara. He tours widely in Europe and North America, and since 1994 has released a number of albums, including Blue Tube (2005), Queen of Hearts (2009) and The Grand and the Small (2014).