AboutJed Marum is a performer of American Roots and Celtic music. Bringing a mix of traditional and original songs to audiences throughout the US, he is known as a refined singer and a gifted songwriter. Since 1999 he has published over a dozen albums, licensed music to film and TV projects and works over 150 shows each year - with his band and as a solo. You can hear in his music, the blending of American, Scottish and Irish cultures. In his songs you will relive the stories passed on from generation to generation.
Newest Recording Project
Film NewsFor next year, Jed has been asked to contribute music to a new film in development right now ... a documentary film about the Kansas State song, Home on the Range. Also contributing music for the film is the popular rock band, Kansas - Michael Martin Murphey - John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and others. Jed will also appear on-screen. This film is now just going into production. More news will be posted here as the project continues.
For last year, the recent film project for Jed, The Road to Valhalla has won the Western Heritage Award for Documentary of the Year! The award ceremony was hosted by the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City OK on Sat Apr 18, 2015!
Jed produced the soundtrack for the movie by Lone Chimney Films which featured Buck Taylor (Gunsmoke, Tombstone, Cowboys and Aliens and many many others) and Michael Martin Murphey (Wildfire, Carolina in the Pines, Whats Forever For and many cowboy country hits).
Jed composed the original music for the film and made an appearance as a Yankee soldier/musician in one of the scenes along with Murphey and the band. The film has a successful run of independent theaters throughout the US and is likely to PBS or History Channel markets next year.
Pictured above left to right: Travis Ener, Jed Marum, Michael Martin Murphey, Rob Loren and Ranger Stan Greer on location with Lone Chimney Films in Wichita KS, filming and recording for their new film, The Road to Valhalla.
This is the fourth major film project for Jed, the complete listing for the others is included on the BIO page.
Sound Track AlbumLone Chimney Films and Boston Road Records has released the soundtrack album from the film in CD and Digital formats. The sound track album is called Even As I Ramble and it is available through Lone Chimney Films, at CDBaby, Amazon, iTunes and all the major Digital Music distributors. Jed produced the album, including two tracks he recorded with Michael Martin Murphey and his band. In addition there are some choral pieces and a track from a period brass band. It is a powerful and beautiful collection of music.
Here is a playlist on SoundCloud streaming music from the album.
2015 TravelsIn January Jed traveled to the South Florida Folk Festival with Rickey Pittman - and then in February it was the Mardi Gras Celtic Folk Cruise out of New Orleans with Danny O Flaherty.
Also in February were tour dates in Mobile AL, Jackson and Hattiesburg, MS, and then back to Florida for the historic event at Okeechobee with Rickey Pittman.
March was full with festivals in South Texas and West Texas and Louisiana - and there is St Patricks Day in New Orleans with Hugh Morrison.
In May Jed traveled west for the Tucson Folk Festival and concert dates along the way, then the Texas Scottish Festival - and concerts in Monmouth NJ and Selma AL. There were dates in Jackson, Meridian and Brandon MS.
There are a number of festivals with the band planned for the next year, including:
- SCOTFEST - Tulsa OK
- Texas Scottish Festival - Arlington TX
- Robert Burns Celtic Caribbean Cruise 2016 - New Orleans LA
- Scottish-Irish Faire - Midland TX
- Scottish Tartan Festival - Minden LA
- Cleveland Irish Festival - Cleveland OH (probably)
- North Texas Irish Festival 2016 - Dallas TX
Work on New Album BeginsJed has begun work on a new ballads album for release late in 2015. For this album he has collected a number of long loved, long favored Scottish and Irish songs plus a few originals in the old ballad style. Here is a sample from the album - recorded by Gordon McLeod at his studio in the Dallas area. Gordon also plays the mandolin and violin parts: