- This popular artist is known for his collections of moving
music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. In addition to his concert
appearances, Ed has earned a reputation as one of America's cutting edge
religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching
in story and song as a guest in churches across the United States. He combines
acoustic guitar, singing and commentary with a storytelling style often
compared to that of Garrison Keillor, the radio humorist from 'Lake Wobegon'.
- Ed began his career in the early 60's, singing in folk
groups while in high school and college. During a professional career of
8000-plus solo appearances over the last 40 years, he has worked in every
region of the United States and toured in Europe. Ed has recorded 23 albums,
among them a 4-CD collection of in-concert performances of his stories
and songs, "The Grateful Ed Live" released in 2008. His latest
CD's are "A World Of Good" and his second greatest hits collection,
"The Best Of Ed/Volume 2".
- Ed's wife, Kathleen, is a United Methodist minister.
She is the director the Master Of Arts In Practical Theology degree program
on the Charlotte campus of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. She also
serves as the coordinator of the Center For Deacon Education, a partnership
with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Ed and Kathleen make
their home in Englewood, Florida on Manasota Key.
- updated 9.1.10
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