More High Line Riders music?

What?  Another High Line Riders album?  Yes my friends two new albums in 3 years.  The new record, "Walking Home" has just been released via our friends at Blue Rose Records in Germany.  Physical CDs and vinyl can be ordered from Blue Rose at the Blue Rose website or downloaded from Ed's store or via Bandcamp.  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.  And please visit The official High Line Riders website where you'll find updates and Ed's food/music/travel blog.

I Curse the River of Time

****AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Dec. 2nd 2016!!!  iTunes, Amazon, etc.****
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

Beautiful hard cover book with CD

Beautiful hard cover book with CD

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Out Dec. 2nd 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 on vinyl, CD and download.

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 here.

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.

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

“a master of crafting incisive narratives and scathing musical commentary”
-Lee Zimmerman

"Pettersen’s work…typifies the essence of the Americana format at ratio.  Pettersen proves he’s got all the right stuff."
Jana Pendragon, All Music Guide

"When he's sharp, he's very sharp, in the vein of John Prine, Robert Earl Keen and Elvis Costello"
Wayne Robins   

"what Bruce Springsteen and Richard Thompson would sound like if they were one artist"
Jerome Clark,

"Pettersen is one whale of a varied songwriter"
- Ed Bumgarden, Winston - Salem Journal

"The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen is a sneaky great record"
- John Koenig, Appleton Post-Crescent

"entirely addictive folk and acoustic rock"
Damaris Hay, Miami New Times

"the personal warmth with which Pettersen creates will call to mind the traveling troubadour of a Woody Guthrie."
John Blenn
Long Island Entertainment


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