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Sounds Like: Tony Rice, Little Feat, Norman Blake
Bio: Ed Barney - not a singer-songwriter, but an interpreter of songs. Ed blends blues, soul, and classic rock with folk and bluegrass to produce a unique sound on familiar songs. Ed blends intricate guitar work and soulful vocals to produce a sound that is pleasing and interesting for the listener. H...See Full Bio
“Ed Barney -A true measure of artistry is the ability to make intricate craft appear effortless. Ed’s command of the guitar is a stunning component of his performance as he glides through a tasteful repertoire that offers his unique stamp on the American songbook. Like Tony Rice, his prime musical influence, Barney serves up an amalgam of styles that showcase a broad range…perfectly melding with the integrity of the songs and his silky smooth vocals. His interpretations are fun to watch and candy to the ears. Barney has long been associated with bluegrass, as a member of popular regional groups like Stoney Creek and Patent Pending. He is sought after by many for both stage and studio and has been hailed by Bluegrass Unlimited (an industry Bible) as an “outstanding flatpicker.”Yet, bluegrass only begins to define Barney as he embarks on a solo career launched by his CD, Acoustic Paradigm. He’s comfortably at home with material from the likes of Stephen Stills…Merle Travis ev”