BRIEF BIOJed Marum is a popular performer and songwriter of American Roots and Celtic music. Bringing a mix of traditional and original songs to audiences throughout the US, Jed is known as a refined singer and a gifted storyteller. Since 1999 he has published over a dozen albums, licensed music to several film and TV projects and he works over 150 shows each year.
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.
ABOUT THE MUSICJed Marum albums play regularly on Folk/Americana and Celtic radio programs around the world. His music is also distributed widely on all the major MP3 services. His music has been used in 4 major TV and film projects and he has more such projects in the pipeline for 2017 and beyond.
Reflected in his song writing and song selection is a keen interest in history and the passing of culture from generation to generation. Jed Marum performs traditional songs and contemporary songs in musical style that is both Celtic and American.
MUSIC SAMPLESJed's full active catalogue of music can be sampled at his CD Baby page. Samples are also available at iTunes, Amazon or any of he major MP3 music services. You will also find an active list of recent demo music from various projects at his SoundCloud page.
Listen to Jed Marum live in-concert from a recent performance. CLICK HERE to stream the show. The concert was performed for In the Music Room a Central Texas singer/songwriter venue and original music streaming website.
LOTS OF PHOTOSThere is a series of downloadable Photos at Flickr here - of Jed and music friends at various locations around the US and Scotland.
And here is a few favorite High Resolution Promo pics (for print). Click the link then right click and save the one or ones you like.
- With Guitar at Tacoma Highland Games
- Close Up
- Texas Banjo and Flag
- With Guitar in San Luis Obispo CA by MoorePhotography
- With Banjo in San Luis Obispo CA by MoorePhotography
A FEW QUOTESNicky Rossiter is host of STORIES on Irelands South East Radio says,
"Jed Marum has his genetic roots in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Those genes must come from a long line of bards and storytellers to judge from his recorded output. I have collected a number of albums from this troubadour and he never fails to deliver."James P. Gannon former Wall Street Journal editor and author of "Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers" writing about one of Jed songs said,
"Prayer from Little Round Top is the song one of the great Irish poets might have written had he marched to Gettysburg with Jeds Irish immigrant from Alabama. The melody seems to well up from some misty glen in Connemara, wrapping the soldiers sad story in a teardrop. It may mark me as a sentimental Irish man to say this, but if you can listen to this haunting song without finding your eyes moistening, then somewhere along lifes way, youve lost your soul."From Marius Donnelly, Proprietor at Trinity Hall:
Jed Marum brings out the Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and a great voice to sing of Ireland, America and how we got to where we are today!
From Betsy Cummings, the Entertainment Director for the North Texas Irish Festival:
Jed is known as a gifted singer, a unique and talented player and an accomplished songwriter. He is a warm and comfortable performer with a story to tell and gift for the telling. What sets Jed Marum apart from other Celtic/Folk artists is the performance concepts and delivery he brings to the stage and the historical significance, poignancy and emotion that his songs evoke, in addition to being a great singer and a stellar player.
Jed is one of my favorite performers.
MUSIC FRIENDSOver the years Jed has worked on a number of recording projects with music friends including Brian McNeill - Michael Martin Murphey - Jay Ungar and Molly Mason - Paul "Curly Boy Stubbs" Mills - Hugh "Shuggie" Morrison.
Jed has also worked on-stage with these friends in addition to others including Seamus Kennedy - Connie Dover - Jean Redpath - Alasdair Fraser - John Taylor - David Kincaid - Ross Holmes - Paddy Keenan and many many more.
Trad Folk Album of the YearThe Jed Marum album CROSS OVER THE RIVER: A Confederate Collection WON the Traditional/Folk Album of the Year Award in the JP Folk Awards program - out over 42,000 albums published in 2009. The album is a collection of true stories from history in song, as retold from the points-of-view of the American and Irish Americans who fought and reflects a true and South positive image throughout.
Western Heritage AwardJed composed the original music for the documentary film, "The Road to Valhalla" and produced the soundtrack. The film won the Western Heritage Award for Documentary of the Year - awarded by the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City OK on Sat Apr 18, 2015.
MUSIC TRAVELSRecent Festival Appearances
Tucson Celtic Festival - Tucson - AZ
Tucson Folk Festival - Tucson - AZ
South Florida Folk Festival - Ft Lauderdale - FL
Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival - Oak Forest - IL
Celtic Nations Heritage Festival - Lake Charles - LA
Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival - Monroe - LA
Folklore Society of Greater Washington Festival - Silver Spring - MD
Weston Irish Festival - Weston - MO
Loch Norman Scottish Festival - Huntersville - NC
Plainsong Folk Festival - Martell - NE
Oklahoma Scottish Festival - Tulsa - OK
Houston International Festival - Houston - TX
International Accordion Festival - San Antonio - TX
North Texas Irish Festival - Dallas - TX
Texas Scottish Festival - Arlington - TX
Tacoma Highland Games - Graham - WA
Recent Concert Appearances
Living Traditions Presentations - Flagstaff - AZ
Shreveport House Concerts - Shreveport - LA
Open Book - Canton - MA
The Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River - MA
South Portland Concert Series - Portland - ME
Crescent Moon Coffee - Lincoln - NE
KGLP/NPR Concerts at El Rancho Hotel - Gallup - NM
Sand Lake Center for the Arts - Averill Park - NY
Tulsa House Concert Series - Tulsa - OK
UCO Jazz Lab - Edmund - OK
McNamaras Pub Presents - Nashvilee - TN
Anderson Fair - Houston - TX
Open Door Coffeehouse - Arlington - TX
Uncle Calvins Coffeehouse - Dallas - TX
Keg and Barrel – Concert Series - Hattiesburg - MS
The Millstream - Toronto ONT - Canada
St John Theatre - Listowel, Kerry - Ireland
Briery Gap Cultural Centre - Macroom, Cork - Ireland
The Axis Theatre - Ballymin, Dublin - Ireland
Black Watch Pub - Aberfeldy - Scotland