#280: Drawing Inspiration for Organic Gardening and Farming from Pro Musician Ed Roman
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats award winning with singer/song writer and organic farmer, Ed Roman, on how he draws inspiration from his organic gardening to write his music.
Ed shares with us driving force behind his latest album, Red Omen, he discusses the many other professional musicians he has worked with and how the inspire him to create a musical work/life balance with his organic farming practices.
Ed will tell us all about his organic farm, what he grows and what he sells. He will tell us why it is more important to him to teach others how to grow their own food rather than selling the produce he grows.
From there he'll give us his insight on the Johnny Appleseed mentality, a gardening/music balance in his life and of course, what he's working on right now.
About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Ed Roman
Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.
Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide.
Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner.
Ed has performed at the Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW, The Millennium Music Conference, and SS Cape May, and he has toured both New York City and Philly.
Recently, this Top 100 MTV.com and #1 Reverbnation artist traveled to Jamaica to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid to the island, while shooting the music video for “Jamaica.”
Ed is also a Heart Songs for Veterans artist, donating money to help veterans with his single and Top 10 Yallwire.com video,, “Lay One Down.”
His last album, Letters From High Latitudes (an homage to his Ontario home) was a critically-acclaimed vehicle for Ed’s socio-political, earthly-conscious and globally-aware messages.
This earthy, funky and magical mix of music has earned Ed Roman airplay chart recognition and won over legions of fans around the world, known as “Ed Heads.” Now, Ed has returned with a brand new album, Red Omen, produced with renowned producer, Michael Jack.
The album, featuring the first single and video, I Am Love, is out June 7, 2016. www.edroman.net