Ed Romanoff’s eleven song, self-titled debut was a Roots Radio Top 100 Album for 2012, has been played in 13 countries and ranked as high as number 12 on the European Americana Charts. Produced by Crit Harmon, the album’s smoky haze and rustic sounds paint a moody landscape to showcase Ed’s earthy voice and features cameo vocal appearances from Josh Ritter, Tift Merritt and Meg Hutchinson.
Cutting a wide emotional swath, nine songs from Ed’s inaugural effort won top awards at The International Songwriting Competition, USA Songwriting Competition, The Great American Song Contest and The Nashville Songwriters Association International Competition. Most recently he joined Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, and Nanci Griffith as a New Folk Winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Ed lives in New York City with his Costa Rican rescue dog, Freckles, and is currently finishing his first book.
Very Short Stories About Ed
the first 45 he bought was the ballad of bonnie and clyde
it was a john prine record that made him want to learn guitar
he bought his first yamaha guitar at 17 for 75 dollars
“hello in there” was the first song he learned, the b flat was a killer
ed writes mostly about things that happened
he doesn’t recommend his songs to people who are already sad.
he doesn’t think his songs are actually that sad..
ed has had more random unrelated jobs than anyone he’s ever met
this includes cattle brander, jackhammer operator, and conveyor belt worker at a teflon factory
he lived in conn, va, nc, mass, wyo, dc and now ny
he should not be allowed to operate a forklift
it took 1 year and 2 generations to make his record
he loves words, whiskey and chicken wings
he used to be russian
now he’s irish
he’s been listening to songs for a long time
he started to write them about 5 years ago
he thinks the best answer to most questions is “why do you ask?”
he wrote a song that ran on the cbs show “love monkey”…it was canceled the next episode
he can snatch 100 pennies from off his elbows
he’s glad his record is done so he can write about something else
he was born in connecticut when eisenhower was president
he went to helen street elementary school
his grandmother called him eddie
he pranked his high school library by checking out all the books
when he was young he decided to try to go through high school and college without reading a book from start to finish
he did it
he reads a lot of books now
he lives in new york with freckles, a rescue from costa rica
he writes songs with a lot of words