Ed Harvey has been playing, writing, performing and recording music since the 1990s, mostly on acoustic guitar and upright bass. He also plays banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, autoharp, and fiddle at the beginner level. Ed is a geologist, water scientist, and former university professor, and now also plays upright bass with the Nebraska Bluegrass Boys band.

He’s released a CD, Stories Seldom Told, featuring his original folk and bluegrass music. Ed jams regularly, attends several bluegrass camps each year, and hosts a weekly bluegrass jam in Fort Collins for beginner and intermediate players.

“Ed has an extensive background in music and his knowledge and teaching style were educational and entertaining.”
“He promotes a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where players can relax and have fun making music together.”
“When I was struggling to understand chord transposing, Ed took the time to explain to me how it worked in a friendly and understandable way, without making me feel like a musical idiot.”
“Ed is a helpful mentor who loves to share his enthusiasm for music with others.”
“Ed is an excellent and very supportive teacher and he always made the class fun, interesting and informative.”

Fort Collins, CO

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