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  • 2016: Ed headed west for drumming gigs in Austin,TX with Ramsay Midwood and Randy Weeks, along with Earl Poole Ball (from Johnny Cash`s Band). In addition, he sang and played shows there with his duo, Rough and Lovely. Then on to Phoenix, AZ. to perform with Aaron White and later L.A. to drum for Bill Berry`s CD release show. Ed wrapped up the summer back east in NY, performing at the 2016 Livestock Music Festival with Esquela. Currently, he's residing in Southern California.
     

  • 2015: In August Ed performed with Country music legend Charley Pride in Binghamton, NY and with Pinecone Fletc her at the Chenango Blues Festival. He played the Alexander Bay Blues Festival in September with String Of Pearls.

    Ed performed with Pinecone Fletcher throughout the Los Angeles area in January and February, and recorded tracks at Ultimate Recording Studios in Van Nuys. He also played with musician Petey Hop at Delta Blue in Lake Placid, New York at the beginning of the year.
     

  • 2014: Ed played dates in August with (Memphis Blues Artist) Brandon Santini, including the Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, NY, White Mountain Boogie and Blues Festival in Thorton, NH.

    He recorded an album project for the band, String of Pearls at Newclear Studios and performed summer dates; including The Alexandria Bay Blues Festival, the 2014 Strawberry Festival in Owego, NY and played the 2014 Livestock Festival in Bovina, NY with the band D.O.A (Disciples of Agriculture).

    Ed produced various recording projects at Panda Studios in Binghamton, NY. In addition to producing, he also sang vocals and played Drums, Percussion and Harmonica.
     
  • 2013: Ed recorded and performed with Jill Michaels as the duo Rough and Lovely. Ed and Jill wrote all the songs. A Video of their song Afterthought won a Radio Station sponsored contest and resulted in a slot opening for the band, Sick Puppies.

    Ed recorded an album project for blues rocker Pine Cone Fletcher at Panda Studios in Binghamton, NY and performed several dates including the 2013 Chenango Blues Festival.

    He played the 2013 Livestock Festival in Bovina, NY with the band D.O.A (Disciples of Agriculture) which include Dan Finn on vocals and guitar, Eric Ambel – guitar and Keith Christopher on bass

    In addition, he performed dates with Blues rocker Zonder Kennedy and a festival date with Bluesman Barbeque Bob (Robert Pomeroy)

    Ed recorded an album project with the band Hop City Hellcats at Panda Studios. Ed wrote and sang four songs on the project, in addition to playing Drums and Harmonica. The band performed several dates through the summer including Taste of Country Festival in Hunter, NY and a gig with The Mavericks at the Oneonta Theater in Oneonta, NY.

     
  • April 2011
    Ed recorded a full length album with Pat Roberts and The Heymakers at Electric Lotus Music in Phoenix AZ. The band will be performing on a bill with Wanda Jackson at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix on April 30th.
     
  • March 2011
    Ed recorded thirteen tracks for a new CD project with Pat Roberts and The Heymakers at Electric Lotus Recording Studio in Phoenix, AZ.
     
  • December 2009
    The Blues Foundation Announces 2010 Blues Music Award Nominations:
    2010 Blues Music Awards NOMINEES


    ROCK BLUES ALBUM
    Jason Ricci & New Blood – Done with the Devil

    Ed Michaels played drums, wrote and sang his song, “Keep The Wolf From My Door” featured on the Album – Done With The Devil.

    The Blues Foundation will present the Blues Music Awards at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee on May 6, 2010. Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe traditionally attend to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance.

    The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. For more information or to join The Blues Foundation, log onto www.blues.org

    - Ed Michaels's song "Keep The Wolf From My Door" was a Pick To Click Hit on B.B. King's Bluesville Radio, XM-74, and is getting airplay on blues radio all over the map
    - In April Ed completed tracks for Steve Willis's CD project at Whip Records' Studio in Berkeley, California


     
  • January 2009
    Ed recorded tracks in Nashville for the new Jason Ricci & New Blood CD on Eclecto Groove Records.

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  • October 2007
    In August and September Ed toured the N.W. with guitarist/singer, Eddie Turner. The last week of September was spent at Big Red Studios in Portland, Oregon, recording tracks for singer/songwriter, Anne Weiss with Kenny Passarelli (Joe Walsh, Elton John) producing. Ed has also been playing dates with Marn County band, Lansdale Station and dates with guitarist/singer, David Jacobs-Strain, with Kenny Passarelli on Bass and Matt Sircely on mandolin, which included playing the Fall Festival in Corvallis, Oregon and the Crystal Bay Casino at Lake Tahoe.

    Ed will be taking two trips to Europe to play with Alvin Youngblood Hart in October and November, and returning to Europe with Eddie Turner in later November and December, and finally playing the Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 27th again with Eddie Turner.

     
  • September 2007
    Ed is doing back to back tours of Europe and the U.K. in October, November and December, first with Alvin Youngblood Hart and then with Eddie Turner.
     
  • July 2007
    This summer Ed has been freelancing around the Bay Area and Northern California, and recording, including a new song which Ed wrote, sang, played drums and harmonica, with Dan Duffin on bass and guitar and Jerry Sims on backing vocals. Ed has also worked with Jinx Jones and Joe Kyle.
     
  • May 2007
    5/3/07: Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ with the Heymakers opening for Jr. Brown

     
  • April 2007
    4/27/07: Rancho Nacasio in Nacasio, CA with Landsdale Station
     
  • February 2007
    Ed played drums on tracks for the new Steve "S.E." Willis CD at Whip Records Studio in Berkeley, CA
     
  • January 2007
    Ed performed with the Blue Stone Project Duo on the TV show Good Morning Arizona,KTVK Channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ
     
  • December 14, 2006
    Ed played a set with The Heymakers rockabilly band on December 14th at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ., opening the show for The Blasters.
     
  • November 18, 2006
    The Blue Stone Project played The Autumn Days Festival in Ignacio, Colorado on November 17th and 18th; they also performed live in the studio on Radio Station KSUT on the 17th

     
  • October 27, 2006
    BLUES ON THE EAST SIDE LIVE DVD
    A dynamic Live performance from the Blues On The Eastside Concert in Cambridge, Ontario, featuring various artists and including Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle theory with Ed Michaels on drums and Gary Rasmussen on bass has been released on Electro-Fi DVDs.  The DVD documents what turned out to be the final performance of the band with the rhythm section.
     
  • October 20, 2006
    The Blue Stone Project CD, Blue Stone has been included on the initial Grammy Ballot for 2006 in the Rock category. Its the the first time a record submitted by Canyon Records for Grammy consideration has made the ballot outside of the Native American music category. This is the second year in a row that the rhythm section of Ed Michaels and Gary Rasmussen have made it on the ballot, as they were on the ballot in 2005 for Alvin Youngblood Hart's CD "Motivational Speaker" on the Tonecool/Artemis label in the Contemporary Blues category.

     
  • Sunday, October 15, 2006 Sunday 11:00 PM
    House of Blues Radio Hour (nationally syndicated) - Elwood Blues spent the hour rapping with Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars. They recommended Motivational Speaker, the latest CD by Alvin Youngblood Hart, and then played the song "Big Mama's Door" from the CD with Ed Michaels on drums, tambourine, and background vocals and Gary Rasmussen on bass and background vocals.
     
  • In mid-September Ed recorded basic tracks for the upcoming Tex Burbank & Yo record at Charlie McGovern's "Big Ol' Studio" in North Hollywood.
     
  • Ed Michaels and Aaron White played in concert with The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra on September 4th at the Pine Mountain Amphitheater. Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer conducted the Symphony and wrote the orchestrations for the Blue Stone Project.




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