| Ed Drury is a multi instrumentalist, composer, teacher, instrument
maker and author. Classically trained as a trumpeter, Ed traded his trumpet
for an electric guitar and was a well known side man and session musician
on the west coast for the better part of the 1970's. In 1976, growing tired
of road life, Ed returned to school and took an associate degree in Respiratory
Care. For more than ten years, music took a back seat while he branched into
various roles in health care. He quit his hospital job in 1989 to pursue
his first love, the study of various traditional music forms from around
the world. Today he combines his experience with classical music and his
love for traditional music forms by composing music inspired by his world
travels and training as a healer.
Studying with almost anyone who will accept him as a student, Ed attempts to finance his quest through teaching, writing and performing. Ed has studied with Aboriginal didjeridu master David Blanasi and world musician Stephen Kent.
Ed lives in Portland Oregon where he teaches, performs and records. Ed has performed with Francis Firebrace-Jones, a Yorti Yorti story teller, with Australian Folk Musician and songwriter Clancey Dunn, Jawighe, Michael Stirling, Jawihge, Randy Graves, Stephen Kent, Dave Crowder and Land of the Blind.
Articles and Interviews
Desert Sounds Magazine
From World Folk Magazine
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