Thoughts on music and Ed's new album TIMED.
Ed is not trying to establish a brand; he's trying to have a conversation. Not trying to fit into a political arena or any other arena as far as that goes.
As an artist, Ed is trying to communicate the way he would talk with anyone. Ed covers a wide variety of subjects on his new album "TIMED" with hope and honesty, and if you want to get close enough, there’s plenty of depth.
The song, She's Gone, is about emotional distress and heartache, yet not knowing where to go as their relationship has disintegrated. Whereas The Circle is a discussion of who are we to love, and who is my neighbor which, allowed its gravity, is a touchy subject these days. That's Enough ponders the difficulty of traveling through life with someone important, realizing that it's not going to be a smooth trip. There will be problems, but what's important is we've got each other and that's enough.
These along with the rest of the songs on the album called TIMED are the conversations that we don't talk about. It's not the type of thing that we post on Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, or other social media. It could be a conversation at a coffee shop, at a dining room table, at a campfire, at a bar, or almost anywhere that you would meet with friends and people and have discussions. Discussions about things that have been TIMED and if we don't have our eyes open, we'll miss them.
Years ago, the two things that freed Ed up in writing were these; 1. One can write about anything and there's a universe of stories and, 2. What he writes doesn’t have to be autobiographical.
Ed Englerth has played music with; Ray White(Frank Zappa & Zappa Plays Zappa), Kenny Meeks (Sandra McCracken, Sixpence None The Richer, Buddy & Julie Miller, and Jars of Clay), Joe English (Paul McCartney & Wings), Robin Robbins (Bob Seger), John Lawry (Petra), Jan Krist, Jim Cole, Aracely, Jim Earp, Scott Roley, Dave Perkins (Chagall Guevara), Donny Hartman (Frost), Xalt, Armada, Linear Action Band, Aslan, Harvey Jet (Black Oak Arkansas), and Earthen Vessel.
They said what about Ed Englerth?
- “[Restless Ghost] is a fascinating release with bags of heart and integrity and deserves wider recognition than just the underground buzz that it will no doubt generate.” Paddy Hudspith – Cross Rhythms UK
- “The strengths of this collection of songs [Restless Ghost] are Englerth’s often creative and always quite impressive guitar playing, and his interaction with his band members” Bert Saraco –Phantom Tollbooth US
- “Englerth’s masterful guitar playing, direct and unpretentious vocals, and thoughtful lyrics are increasingly impressive upon repeated listenings.” S.T. Karnick – National Review Online.
- “Is it possible to call him [Ed Englerth] a genius? I think so…”
Rafael Carnovale – Brasil – Rio De Janeiro – Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal
- “top quality” – Wonderful World of Music, Belgium.
- “masterful guitar playing” – All Music Guide(AMG)
- “Ed is a consummate musician” Cross Rhythms (United Kingdom)
- “The lyrics contain relevant thoughts of social justice…Mr. Englerth has quite a knack for creating thought-provoking tunes…” White Throne – California
- “the driving motor behind this great rock and roll…” Switzerland – Cross Metal
- “Wow! . . . one of the underground’s best-kept secrets. This guy needs to be put on a label!!” Chris Yambar –Youngstown, Ohio.
- “deserves much more press than I can give him.” Brian A. Smith – Phantom Tollbooth
- “A work that transcends age, for the connoisseur” Rocka Rolla – Argentina
- “the real deal” Justin Wright – Phantom Tollbooth
More About Ed Englerth
Ed blends wit and wisdom and we come away in good spirits, entertained, and enlightened. Enjoy Ed as an intimate coffeehouse musician, with just him and his guitar, or with his band for a full-blown ‘Moody Intelligent Folk Jazz Blues’ experience.