Rick Edmisten
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Rick Edmisten


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Made a CD back in '98 called "Tore Loose a Floppin"
that we made for our own entertainment and gave them all away at no charge. We called ourselves "Rough Around the Edges" and lived up to the name. The production was weak, the playing was mediocre, and we had way too much fun to call it a serious attempt at music. We had way too much fun...


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I started playing late in life and I come from the mountains of NC where the musical heritage is rich. Unfortunately, I did not start playing music until I moved to FL and joined a commune in 1974. They were guitar heavy so I searched for an instrument that I could play that was different. I tried the Harmonica but after 2 weeks and a lip or 2 later, I bought a Harmony mandolin at a local pawn shop. in '77 I fell in with some guys that wanted to play "Bluegrass" music and I knew a lot of lyrics and a band was born. We called ourselves Blue Cypress and played in and around the Vero Beach, FL area. "Half-assed Bluegrass" I called it. But for 20 years or so we had fun, played in local bars and were legends in our own minds. Eventually, we all moved to one place or another and went our own musical ways. I have never stopped writting and have played at home alot and not much more for the past 4 years or so. I miss playing so much and would love to do it again even as a coffey house act. I could do a couple of sets of original music and can cover lots of people's stuff. My sound is everything from Blues, to Bluegrass, to the sappiest lovesongs you ever heard.