Ed West


Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, Dobro, Drums, Fiddle, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Upright bass, Violin.


Currently a solo project, though I play with several other groups in town. Lyrically and vocal harmony driven folk and blues originals. Dynamic range from delicate fingerpicking to fast flat picking and wide open chorded choruses. Vocal range from falsetto to deep blues gravelly growl. Keyword variety. Looking for singers and instrumentalists who are exceptional listeners and willing to bring improvisation and interaction to the stage, within a composed structure.

Screen name:
Member since:
Sep 19 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
31 years


Jason Isbell, Neil Young, Dirty Projectors, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan, Jenny Lewis, Bon Iver, Spoon, Nina Hagen, Ali Farka Toure, Beck, Punch Brothers, John Fahey, James Brown, Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Bill Monroe, Dawes, Chris Smither, Father John Misty, The Incredible String Band, Garcia/Grisman/Rice, Fleet Foxes, The Shins

Members Of Band

Michael Howard - songwriting, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin


Instruments, guitar and mando
Pedals for dirty mando solos
Small Pa, mics, stands, cables etc.
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