“Ed Kliman sings an unlikely mix of gypsy jazz, jug band blues, Western swing and honky tonk soul like his life depends on it. Must be some kind of an Austin thing....”
South Austin Swing
For fans of Lyle Lovett, van morrison, django reinhardt and ray lamontagne
Get rhythm! The solid swing of Django and Bob Wills married to the story telling of a Texas singer songwriter is what makes this music unique and worth your consideration.
A slew of carefully-crafted songs are played by Ed and a supporting cast of Nashville session musicians to support his full-throated "grit and glory" vocal delivery.
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Palaces to prisons, TV to turkey shoots, Ed has provided music all over the world for live shows, theatre, TV, radio, movies, video and online games. His "grit and glory" voice is instantly-recognizable on whatever he sings. What he sings lately is a mix of gypsy jazz, Western swing, honky tonk soul and jug band blues on his upcoming album "South Austin Swing". Influenced by pop singers like Van Morrison, bluesmen like Mose Allison and classic jazz vocalists like Percy Mayfield, he simply does not sound like anyone else you've ever heard.
Based in Austin, Texas but frequently on tour in Europe or other parts of the US, Ed typically plays solo and accompanied by a handful of assorted musical instruments. His new "South Austin Swing" album is set for release on October 4, 2019.