New Release: The High Line Riders "Bumping Into Nothing" May 2015

Turn up the stereo, warn the neighbors  and lock the doors, The High Line Riders are back in town.  CRANK IT UP!  Our first album in 18 years Bumping Into Nothing will be here in May.  Core members of The High Line Riders reunited in Nashville to record the new band album fans have been requesting for years. The current  line up is yours truly on guitar/vocals,  drummer Pete Abbott, guitarist Gary Goodlow and newest member Mike “Slo Mo” Brenner, known for his pedal steel and multi-instrumentalist work in Jason Molina’s Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Company.  If you're looking for a rock band to love, these are your guys.  (Blue Rose Records in Germany will be handling the EU release on April 17, 2015)

Order now at our store.  Also available is the classic 1997 Somewhere South of Here in an expanded remastered edition that has been out of print for years until this reissue.

I Curse the River of Time

I Curse the River of Time: A Norwegian American Tale is the title of Ed's 2013 release. The songs on the album reflect the artist's fascinating odyssey to trace his family roots and his observations along the way. The CD packs quite a story, as well as artwork by contemporary Norwegian artists, and hauntingly beautiful tunes. Order now in the store! Ed's online store

Jazz Happenings


Nashville Electric debut album and NEW Orson's Folly (live score to Orson Welles' lost silent masterpiece "Four Men on a Raft")-
The lineup of Nashville Electric boasts two classically trained musicians with worldwide concert experience, two Nashville musicians more commonly associated with popular roots rock bands, and one talented experimental musician they ran into at the Big Ears Festival. A series of phone calls asking each member if they would like to get together to create experimental improvisational music with no technical guidelines was all it took to get these five seemingly disparate yet like-minded musicians together. Or as one member puts it “the collective talents and instincts of each player told me that this would work and we would be interestingly adventurous”.  Available now in the store! Ed's store

Mad King Edmund records with legendary sax player Giuseppi Logan-
Ed's avant jazz collective records with sax player Giuseppi Logan, rising star of the sixties jazz scene, lost to view for over 35 years. Story in Sunday New York TImes. This Mad King Edmund limited release is available now exclusively

Coming in early 2016: the free jazz operetta inspired by the 99%, Happening: A Movement in 12 Acts-
The prequel to the Giuseppi Logan Project, "Happening: A Movement in 12 Acts" features jazz pianist Thollem McDonas and sax player Jeff Lederer. Giuseppi Logan was scheduled but when he was sidelined due to a broken hip, the session took some interesting twists and turns. In a homage to the very active Occupy protests in NYC where the session took place, Ed wrote a little libretto. Featuring
guest vocalists Freedy Johnston, Walter Egan, Mary Gauthier, Charles Walker, Cooper Moore, Matthew Ryan, Suzy Bogguss and more will be available on the legendary ESP Disk.

More exclusive Mad King Edmund recordings/collaborations now up at Bandcamp: or click on the Bandcamp icon at the bottom of this page to be instantly redirected.

about ed

Ed Pettersen has earned respect for his own Folk/Americana albums, but it is his nine year effort behind the production of the 3-CD, 50-song compilation Song of America featuring artists such as Bettye LaVette, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Mellencamp, Freedy Johnston, Devendra Banhart, Folk Family Robinson (the Black Crowes), Andrew Bird and more, that has garnered him international recognition.   In 2007 Pettersen released his critically acclaimed fifth record The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen. Recently his songwriting has propelled him further into the limelight, with a track on the 2008 Grammy nominated record of Blues legend Bettye LaVette, a song on Soul powerhouse Candi Staton’s 2009 release "Who's Hurting Now?" and another song on her latest 2014 album, "Life Happens".

"a subtle genius in his own right"
- Dave Good, CD Reviews NBC San Diego

"a provocative and literate songwriter"
- John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music


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