Smokin Ed Hubble and Strictly Smokin'

Smokin Ed Hubble and Strictly Smokin'

BandBluesJazz

Lead by Smokin' Ed Hubble, who was compared to Roy Buchanan by Alligator Records and has played with Johnny Winters, Muddy Waters, Johny Smith and other greats, Strictly Smokin' weaves a tapestry of sound by fusing blues, jazz, rock & country, creating mesmorizing music leaving audiences spellbound

Biography

Step into any of America’s renowned juke joints, jazz clubs, honkey tonks and biker bars. Join in the magic of the final hours of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Attend any of the major musical festivals coast to coast or visit the clubs of Nashville’s historic Lower Broadway. If you have had the opportunity to be a part of any of these experiences, chances are you will have heard of acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Smokin’ Ed Hubble.

Smokin’ Ed’s life has been a quest to master American music. He has spent the last 30 years doing just that. Touring, playing and being showcased throughout the country. Mastering and utilizing the best elements of blues, rock, jazz, and hillbilly genres. Smokin’ Ed magically blends these styles together and creates distinctive and extraordinary original music and songs filled with chill inducing guitar riffs, sustained bent notes, and a mixture of squeals, wails, and harmonics. Smokin’ Ed’s songs are a reflection of life on the run, lifetime friendships, and friends lives lost, of heartbreak and loneliness, of laughter and pain, of being in life’s lowest places and fighting your way back, making something of your life. It’s about coming to terms and at peace with one’s self and a triumph of spirit. It reflects the will never to give up on a dream and the appreciation of freedom.

As son of jazz Hall of Fame trombonist, Eddie Hubble, Smokin’ Ed was provided his jazz influences at an early age by frequent visits to his home by such legends as Louis Armstrong, Vic Dickerson and Buddy Rich. Ed was given his first guitar, a 1959 Kay Flattop, when he was 8 years old. Guitar became the first love of Ed’s life and it was apparent early on that he had a natural gift for playing. Ed preferred blues and rock rather than the current top 40. He was influenced by Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Roy Buchanan, Chet Atkins, and Howard Roberts.

Ed began his quest to master American music when he was 16. He packed his guitar, left home and headed to Chicago’s South Side. He would sit in the back of juke joints and learn the licks of the Old Blues Masters. His quest then took him from New York to New Orleans to learn from the best jazz and blues players followed by Tennessee to learn from the best hillbilly players. By this time Ed had come into his own, earning the reputation of being an immensely diversified and talented, a player’s player. This reputation has afforded him the opportunity to close the 2002 Winter Olympics at Washington Square, and to play with such greats Muddy Waters, Johnny Winters The Charlie Daniels Band, Tanya Tucker, Otis Redding, Santana, David Allen Coe, Doug Dillard, Taj Mahal and others.

Backed by a diversified and talented rhythm section Smokin’ Ed and Strictly Smokin” is an experience you don’t want to miss. An awesome show is always a guarantee.

Smokin’ Ed and Strictly Smokin” now tour and perform regularly and Smokin’ Ed does a limited number of solo performances.

Lyrics

Will We Ever Get It Right

Written By: J.E. Hubble, III

Verse 1
I watch the TV news
You know I read the evening paper
Lord it¡¦s enough to give me the blues

I see the working people
No jobs left to work
I hear their children cry
When there bellies hurt

Chorus
I hear the mad man
Howl in the night
I hear the victim
Cry out in fright
And I wonder ¡V will we ever get it right

Verse 2
I hear the politicians
Spewing out their lies
As they send our brothers, sons and fathers off to die

To them it¡¦s just a game
To us it¡¦s life
I pity their poor souls
If they don¡¦t get it right

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental Bridge

Repeat Verse 1

Music and lyrics written by J.E. Hubble, III ¡V Telephone (801) 634-1719
㦠2003 All Rights Reserved

20 Years My Brother

Written By: J.E. Hubble, III

20 Years My Brother
Key Em

Verse 1
It¡¦s Been 20 Years, my brother
Since I last saw your face
It took me by surprise, my brother
When they said you¡¦d been taken from this place

Chorus 1
And I know you¡¦ve been watching, over me
Oh brother, brother please
Watch, watch over me

Verse 2
It¡¦s been 20 years my brother, since we last played that game
Oh the game that took you and left me with all the pain, all the pain

Oh brother, oh brother please
Oh brother, brother please

Instrumental Bridge

Repeat Verse 1

Chorus 2
And I know you¡¦ve been watching, over me
Oh brother, brother please, brother please
Watch, watch over me
Brother please, brother, brother, brother please
Watch over me

Music and lyrics written by J.E. Hubble, III ¡V Telephone (801) 634-1719
㦠2003

It Just Ain't Right

Written By: J.E. Hubble, III

Verse 1
Well I promised myself
Along time ago
Never mess
With another mans ho

And I know it just ain¡¦t right
The way you make me feel, late at night

Verse 2
I¡¦ve heard the rumors
Flying around
Boy gonna try
To gun me down
You better tell him I put a man in his wheel chair
And another man in his grave

And I know it just ain¡¦t right
The way you make me feel, late at night

Instrumental Bridge

Repeat Verse 1

Music and lyrics written by J.E. Hubble, III ¡V Telephone (801) 634-1719
㦠2002

Tell Me True

Written By: J.E. Hubble, III

Verse 1
Well tell me mamma
Mamma please tell me true
Well tell me mamma
Mamma please tell me true
That I¡¦m the only one
That¡¦s into you

Verse 2
Well tell me mamma
Mamma please don¡¦t lie
Well tell me mamma
Mamma please don¡¦t lie
I¡¦m the only man
You satisfy

Instrumental Bridge

Repeat Verse 1

Repeat Verse 2

Music and lyrics written by J.E. Hubble, III ¡V Telephone (801) 634-1719
㦠1986

Discography

CD - They Call Him Smokin' Ed
http://myspace.com/smokinedhubble

Set List

We have a repertoire of over 300 songs. Repertoire includes blues, rock, jazz, hilbilly, and fusion. We have no prearranged set list. We play to the venue and crowd. Set lengths determined by venue, typically one hour sets.