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Ed Sweeney honors people and their histories by presenting music that entertains and educates. Through his musical expertise, breadth of knowledge, and wonderful sense of humor, he helps listeners, understand the motivations, stories, and culture that have made us who and what we are today.  

Ed’s music reaches a diverse audience, through NPR or on the hundreds of radio stations and on-line networks around the world.  His music is included in documentaries by Ken Burns and Christian De Renzendes, as well as television soundtracks and is currently played in Disneyland, Disneyland Paris & Disneyland Tokyo.  

Ed performs a wide-ranging repertoire on 6- and 12-string guitar, 5-string banjo, and fretless banjo in almost any venue imaginable theatres, coffee houses, schools, clubs, festivals, house concerts. His performances and recordings have drawn accolades throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.   

A Sunday Drive, which is soon to be released, is Ed’s ninth recording. It takes inspiration from long leisurely car rides encountering a variety of music on the car radio and people met along the way.  

What’s guaranteed: With his knack for eclecticism and excavating overlooked songs, what you hear from Ed today will not be the same as what you’ll hear tomorrow.

Ed Sweeney has a remarkable gift of gab, and the ability to pick gems from the songpile. When he appeared here he was an instant success.”

— The Eel River Music Camp, Alderpoint, California

Ed Sweeney's wry, articulate, and evocative singing, his exquisite musicianship, and his eclectic collection of obscure songs shouldn't be missed”

— The Binghampton (NY) Sun