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Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I'm available for fill in work. I have years of experience playing Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Motown, Gospel, Funk, Folk and more. The first four tracks are blues samples of me playing with the great Saint Charles based - Blackdog Rhythm & Blues Band and the remaining tracks are of me playing live with country recording artist Moe Bandy.

Ed Synan Bio:

Ed's music career began in his early childhood at the age of five years old, playing piano and singing gospel music at the church his late father, Rev. Maurice Synan, pastored in Richmond, Va. for many years. Ed's family formed a gospel singing group known as the Synan Family, not only performing at his father's church but also performing on a weekly local gospel music television broadcast, started by his father. Ed continued performing with his family all around Va. at various gospel concerts along side gospel groups such as The Happy Goodman Family, The Stamps Quartet, The Blackwood Quartet and many others. The Synan Family also toured extensively from the east coast to the west coast during the late 1960's.
After relocating from Richmond, Va. to Nashville in 1987, Ed began touring with various recording artists such as Jean Shepard - Ferlin Husky - Stella Parton (Dolly's sister) - Freddie Hart - Freddy Fender - Billie Jo Spears and more. From 1988-1996 and 2004-2010, Ed toured with recording artist Moe Bandy, performing in theatres, fairs and concert venues across North America (USA and Canada), and throughout Europe (Germany, Ireland, and Scotland), also in Bermuda and the Bahamas.
In 2009, Ed had the opportunity to fill in as staff pianist for Leroy Van Dyke's Country Gold Tour, backing Leroy Van Dyke and the many artists featured on that show, including Moe Bandy, Jimmy Fortune, The Gatlin Brothers, Gene Watson, Helen Cornelius, and Narvel Felts.
Ed has been blessed to have accompanied many other artists on piano including Loretta Lynn - Joe Diffie - Ricky Van Shelton - Roy Clark - Ray Price - Glenn Campbell - Charlie Pride - Jett Williams - Hank Thompson - Jim Ed Brown - Joe Stampley - Candy Coburn - Janie Fricke - Jeannie C. Riley - Barbara Fairchild - Mickey Gilley - Jimmy Dean - Jim Stafford - Cristy Lane - George Hamilton IV - Jan Howard - The Kendalls - Jimmy C. Newman - The Lennon Sisters - J. D. Sumner - Johnny Rodriguez - Tommy Cash - Leona Williams - Irish singer-Daniel O'Donnell - Irish singer-Margo O'Donnell - Johnny Russell - Billy Walker - Patsy Montana - and Don Winters, Sr.
From the 70's to present, Ed has also had the privilege of performing on stage with many great musicians including slide guitarist Will Ray (The Hellecasters, Joe Walsh, Steve Earle), multi-instrumentalist/guitarist Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan, Steve Earl, R.E.M., Ryan Adams), steel guitarist Tom Brumley (Chris Hillman and The Desert Rose Band, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Rod Stewart, Buck Owens, and Ricky Nelson), guitarist/steel guitarist Russ Paul (Nicollette Larson, Vince Gill), violinist/fiddler Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), steel guitarist Bruce Bouton (Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks), guitarist James Burton (Elvis Presley), British rock group STRAWBS, and Scott Debo's Blackdog Rhythm & Blues Band, based out of St. Charles, Mo. from 1999-2003, which included guest appearances from former band member slide guitarist Kirby Kelley (Guitar Center's "King of the Blues" winner-2009).
Ed has performed numerous times at The Grand Ole Opry, The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, Universal Studios-Hollywood, California, and on televised shows such as "Nashville Now" (Including backing Moe Bandy along with the Nashville Now staff band), "Hee Haw" (Backing Moe Bandy along with the Hee Haw staff band), "Prime Time Country", "Church Street Station", and "On Stage".
Ed is back working in the Saint Louis/St. Charles, MO. area with Scott Debo's "Blackdog & The Rainmakers", who have been in the studio recording material for two upcoming CD's, which will be released soon. Ed has also been working with singer/songwriter Roy St. John of "Rocky & The Wranglers". Roy spent many years living and performing in England, releasing five albums and was a songwriter for Pink Floyd Music.

Screen name:
Ed Synan
Member since:
Aug 29 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Dr. John, Leon Russell, Ray Charles, Billy Payne, Chuck Leavell, Marcia Ball, Bruce Hornsby, Pig Robbins, Floyd Cramer, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Spann, Blind John Davis, and many more...

Instrument experience:

Piano:
Expert
Keyboard:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Roland RD-700, Fantom X-7, Motion-Sound KB-200 Stereo Keyboard Amp and more...

MUSIC