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Ed Van Wicklen

Singer/songwriter hailing from York, PA known for his original music which layers in rock-n-groove, funk-n-blues, with a psychedlic, jazzy twist... When there is a live show, Ed will also layer in versions of covers for which he makes his own.
Carved in Stone was released in 1999, when Ed was playing around the area very regularly, sSometime between 1994 and 2004. Since then, there has been a long hiatus during which Ed recorded his new album, Till the End.

Till the End will be released at the end of April 2013. This album was a challenge to himself to record an album with all instruments being played by Ed. And other than a few guest spots, this is exactly what transpired.

Musical Experience:
After playing classical piano for 5 years, Ed first picked up the guitar at age 13. Playing along to music from the Grateful Dead to Led Zeppelin to Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton and more is how he learned the guitar.

Then, after his first real paying gig in 1994 (other than the occasional private party jam session), filling in with Don Carn and some other local musicians at the Granfalloons in York, PA, he caught the performing bug and has been gigging ever since.

Since then he's picked up every instrument along the way to add to his collection and his resume of instruments played, including: Drums, Bass, and more...

He has been described as many different things including: Jam Band, Rock-N-Groove; Funk-N-Blues, Folky Psychedelic, and more. Which goes to show his diversity in playing and writing. Although much of the sets consist of original music, covers do weave themselves into the mix, which could include artists like: The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Jack Johnson, Eric Clapton, Phish, and more.

His 1st CD release, Carved In Stone in 1999, had great reviews, lots of radio play all over the world. His 2nd release is coming very soon!

Textured Groove: Ed Van Wicklen (Lead Vocals, Guitar); Tony Aguirre (Drums, Vocals)(Aguirre Brothers, Hard Love, Red Eye); Gus Aguirre (Lead Guitar, Vocals); Jared Mills (Bass)(Into the Woods).
Flow: Ed Van Wicklen (Lead Vocals, Guitar); Jon Van Wicklen (Drums); Victor Wueschinski (Bass); Joel Venditti (Lead Guitar); Bill Huff (Saxophone and Vocals).
The BoogieMen: Ed Van Wicklen (Lead Vocals, Guitar); Ralph Weyant (Bass, Backing Vocals); Sam Panther (Drums).
The Jim & Ed Show: Jim Topper (Lead Guitar and Vocals) and Ed Van Wicklen (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals).
Ed Van Wicklen: Booked solo