Ed McGuirl
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Ed McGuirl

Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1971 | SELF

Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1971
Solo Folk Roots

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2005 Winner Motif Magazine's Reader's Poll, Blues Category; 2006 Providence Phoenix Reader's Poll Nominee in Blues Category; 2007 Winner Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll in the Local Blues category; 2008 Nominee Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll in the Local Blues Category - Motif Magazine and Providence Phoenix


2005 Winner Motif Magazine's Reader's Poll, Blues Category; 2006 Providence Phoenix Reader's Poll Nominee in Blues Category; 2007 Winner Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll in the Local Blues category; 2008 Nominee Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll in the Local Blues Category - Motif Magazine and Providence Phoenix


"Jesus Doesn't Kleck No Tax, Wassail" - I have loved this tune from the get-go when I first heard it live ... awesome covers of Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and the New Lost City Ramblers' "Model 'A' Ford ... I was particularly touched by "The Fields Are Alive", a tune concerned with not only the loss of our fields and our seas but with the hands that tended and harvested them ...
Mary Ann Rossoni -- Northeast Performer
- Northeast Performer


"Jesus Doesn't Kleck No Tax, Wassail" - I have loved this tune from the get-go when I first heard it live ... awesome covers of Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and the New Lost City Ramblers' "Model 'A' Ford ... I was particularly touched by "The Fields Are Alive", a tune concerned with not only the loss of our fields and our seas but with the hands that tended and harvested them ...
Mary Ann Rossoni -- Northeast Performer
- Northeast Performer


... stylish bottleneck licks on the harmonica-fueled tribute to Robert Johnson ... "Land Of Plenty" is picked acoustic guitar over Dr. John lyric delivery, a homelessness portraiture which envelops ... the woodwind of "Lonely Fisherman" haunts ... the bounce and vigor is matched by instrumental ability ...
Michael Caito -- The Providence Phoenix
- Providence Phoenix


I label this enjoyable outing comfort music ... McGuirl and Fischman are jacks of all trades when it comes to musicianship and the playing on "Slowly Rollin'" is right on ... McGuirl's lead vocals displaying a warm and salty rasp that falls loosely between Bill Morrisey and early Dave Van Ronk ...
Dan Ferguson -- Narragansett Times & WRIU 90.3 DJ (RI)
- Narragansett Times


... stylish bottleneck licks on the harmonica-fueled tribute to Robert Johnson ... "Land Of Plenty" is picked acoustic guitar over Dr. John lyric delivery, a homelessness portraiture which envelops ... the woodwind of "Lonely Fisherman" haunts ... the bounce and vigor is matched by instrumental ability ...
Michael Caito -- The Providence Phoenix
- Providence Phoenix


Discography

Single: "Jesus Doesn't Kleck No Tax, Wassail" on compilation CD "The Twelve steps Of Christmas", 1996;
Album: "Slowly Rollin'" with Mike Fischman, 1997
Single: "White Shirts/Hungry Children" on compilation CD "The Time Is Now" for 1 of 52 Artists Hunger Network, 2001 (members.aol.com/hungerzero);
6-Song Demo: "Live And Then Some", 2002;
Album: "Ides Of Blue", 2003
Single: "Blue Barnyard" (from Ides Of Blue) on Oasis Records blues compilation, 2003;
Soundtrack: "Elevator Song" (from Ides Of Blue) on NBC documentary "Hunger Pain" 2004;
Sountrack: Background for listening program "The Spirit Of Things", tracks included "White Shirts/Hungry Children", "The Lonely Fisherman" (from Slowly Rollin') and bottleneck guitar with harmonica instrumental version of "Amazing Grace", 2005
Tracks from "Slowly Rollin'" and "Ides Of Blue" can be found on CDBaby.com/edmcguirl;
"White Shirts/Hungry Children" on podcast from Australia as 2nd place winner in 2005 Pacific Songwriting Contest, Political Category (www.pacificsongwritingcontest.com/psc/podast)
Single: "Don't Mess With My Pride" on Rhode Island Songwriters Association compilation CD "Round 3"
Single: "Yesterday Was Not Too Soon" received Honorable Mention from PeaceDriven.com songwriting contest
Single: "White Shirts/Hungry Children" selected for compilation Indie Music For Life - Americana (proceeds to children's cancer research) 2007
Soundtrack: Broken Crayons - Death Is Color Blind, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning 2007
Podcast: Newport Arts Scene Radio Hour 2/10/11 (http://newportartsscene.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-11T09_45_38-08_00?x)

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Ed McGuirl was with the well known Greencastle Band from 1977-1987 playing Celtic music throughout New England. After taking some time off to do family oriented things like coaching youth soccer, Ed began playing solo and with fellow multi-instrumentalist, long time partner Mike Fischman as the Folk Support Group in the early 1990's. Ed's songs found their way onto numerous compilation CDs, a soundtrack for an NBC documentary and some indie films. He has been a winner and multiple year nominee in both the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll and the Motif Magazine Reader's Poll in the Blues category.  In recent years he has warmed venues for such notables as Duke Robillard,  The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Jimmy Vaughn, John Hiatt, Robert Cray, Bruce Hornsby, Buddy Guy George Thorogood and Pete Seeger.  He aspires to be a full time philanthropist as soon as some one give him enormous amounts of money.

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