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Smokin’Ed is considered by most to be the nation’s true Outlaw Guitarist and Songwriter. Born 1954, in Manhattan N.Y. Ed is the son of Jazz great Eddie Hubble .It’s obvious when listening to Ed’s music the influence his early exposure to some of the true greats of both Blues and Jazz has had on Ed’s songwriting. It’s hard to put Ed’s music or his Guitar pickin’ into any one category. Because they encompass all styles of American music (blues/jazz/rock/hillbilly) and are fused together to create a sound uniquely Ed’s. Prior to Ed’s incarceration in the now infamous Ohio State Reformatory(1972).Ed was invited on stage my Muddy Waters, and later an opening spot for Otis Redding. While in prison, Ed practiced 5-10hrs a day and was given the nickname Smokin Ed. During his incarceration Ed was sought out and featured in two Television Documentaries, about the wasted talent in America’s prisons. Upon Ed’s release in 1979 Ed immediately took to the road. In doing so he violated his parole. And so until 1993 when Ed was granted a full pardon by the State of Ohio, Ed was a wanted man. Though living on the run is no life for anyone. It did afford the unique opportunity for Ed to showcase his talents across the country. Ed’s been compared to the late Roy Buchanan by Alligator Records owner Bruce Iglauer. And for the last 4 decades Ed has been astonishing audiences throughout the country, opening for such acts as Santana, Neville Brothers, Johnny winters, C.D.B., David Allen Coe, Doug Dillard, Tanya Tucker and others. Ed’s live shows are legendary. Because when Ed shares the intense unabashed passion and intimacy he feels for both his music and his trademark Tele with an audience, it leaves them thunderstruck and salivating for more. It wasn’t long after Ed’s stunning performance on the main stage at the 2002 Winter Olympics, that he found himself on the wrong side of the law and once again a wanted man. But this time instead of taking to the road Ed chose to stay in Salt Lake. So after more than 7yrs of dealing with the Man, and then a year in the Salt Lake County Jail, Ed’s once again a free man. And now with his hassles behind him, and his first novel Trailer Park Chronicles about to be Published, Ed’s back!!! “They Just Don’t Get Any Better”