Ed McGuirl

Ed McGuirl

 Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA
SoloBluesFolk

Original and traditional blues, folk and roots music on 6-string, 12-string and bottleneck guitars; mandolin and fiddle. Play solo or with long time partner Mike Fischman as the Folk Support Group. We add drummer/percussionist Joe Lambiase as Jimmytown Juke and sometimes I work with just drums as McMojo.

Band Press

Winner & Nominee – 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

Winner & Nominee – 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

Mary Ann Rossoni – 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

Mary Ann Rossoni – 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

Michael Caito – Providence Phoenix

... 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

Dan Ferguson – Narragansett Times

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)

Michael Caito – Providence Phoenix

... 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