Ed Peekeekoot
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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

A Prairie Christmas : Release Date, December 1, 2010
•?Dance Tonight (2008) a collection of most requested cover tunes
•?in the key of cree (2006) nominated for Best Country CD in the 2008 Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards. Genre: World/Aboriginal.
•?Front Porch (2005) Genre: Instrumental/ Folk/Acoustic.
•?Two Worlds (1988) BC Country Music Ass’ns EP of the Year 1988
•?Also appeared on Mocikan – Songs for Learning Cree (2007) by Art Napoleon.
•?Compilation CD Dig Your Roots-Aboriginal (2006) Campus Radio Association.

•?CDs available at www.peekeekoot.ca or CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/

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Bio

Growing up in a musical and supportive family on the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan helped Ed Peekeekoot become a highly skilled finger-style guitarist. Ed also plays fiddle, banjo, and traditional Native flute and hand drum.

He got his first guitar at age 4. Since his hands were small, his mother, who played rhythm guitar in a dance band, put the guitar into a tuning and gave Ed a butter knife to use as a slide.

He grew up listening to country music all around him and on the radio. Among his early influences were Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Jerry Reed, and Don Messer.

In the 1970's, 80's & 90's, Peekeekoot honed his skill as a solo entertainer & musician in the bars and clubs in Vancouver and throughout BC. At that time, he wanted to be known as a great musician who happened to be First Nations.

Having proven himself in the mainstream, Ed proudly wears his identity as a First Nations musician and composer and he blends this with some pretty fine picking on old finger-style guitar tunes.

In the last several years, Ed has been focusing on performing for people who are actually listening as well as having a good time. He is a crowd-pleaser at concerts, folk festivals, and Cowboy Poetry Gatherings.

Ed has a timeless kind of cool that appeals to people of all ages.
What you see is what you get. And what you get is good music and story-telling from a humble guy with a gentle sense of humor who knows his stuff.

Mainly a solo performer, Ed also appears in duos with his wife Gail and with various musical friends including Winston Wuttunee, Alan Moberg, and Jerry Yuzon.

His in the key of cree was nominated for Best Country CD at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards 2008 and he performed on the awards show broadcast live on APTN.

Check out his website for more information.