Nick Bryant and Riley Flesner are Beefy Ed amateur musicians/artists. We enjoy playing and writing music, and making art! We come from Nebraska where the North & South Platte Rivers meet. Beefy and Ed are the nicknames of our mother's fathers. We figured we would name our band after them since we carry and pass down our father's, father's names. So you get Beefy Ed. Which is a compilation of our songs, music, photos and artwork we have been working on since we became friends. Beefy Ed has many favorite types, and styles of music. Influences include, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Phish, Soul Asylum, Jim Croce, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Brett Dennen, Zac Brown Band, Alice in Chains, Arlo Guthrie, ALO, Beck, The Black Crowes, Blue October, The Who, U2, Tom Petty, Sublime, David Bowie, Dispatch, G. Love, Gomez, The White Stripes, Weezer, Ween, The Wallflowers, Green Day, Matt Costa, Modest Mouse, Lorde, twenty one pilots, and stuff like that.