Ed Trickett – $10 admission. A Coffeehouse regular says, “I’m putting this ‘number one’ on the top of my calendar! I’m so excited!” Ed says of his musical career: “I learned from and sang with a number of musicians whose commitment and talent were extraordinary: Gordon Bok, Bob Coltman, Cathy Barton, and Ann Mayo Muir. Each taught me that it’s the song, not the singer, that’s important. I gravitate toward beautiful melodies and good stories. While I play primarily 6- and 12-string guitar, I also play the hammered dulcimer, which I use primarily as an accompanying instrument, and occasionally the piano. Singing with the hammered dulcimer is a little like rubbing your stomach and patting your head while singing!”
Ed is known as a “song interpreter”. In his day job, he is a professor of psychology. He looks for the hidden truths in songs and sings them to us in a manner that gives us a new meaning to old songs. Usually playing guitar, and singing in a very gentle manner, Ed is also an accomplished piano player. Ed Trickett is sometimes part of a venerable and venerated trio with Gordon Bok and Ann Mayo Muir. The trio began singing together in 1969 and show a remarkable affinity for the folk music of modern New England; in many ways they created that sound with the combination of their musical tastes and talents. The trio recorded nine albums together and toured together for 27 years. They still get together when possible, to visit and make music privately. The songs he has recorded alone, with Anne Mayo Muir and Gordon Bok, and with other artists are some of the most beautiful ever recorded.
“Over the years I’ve performed hundreds of concerts in coffee houses, colleges, folk music festivals and varied other occasions in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles,” Ed says.