"A warm and comfortable performer with a story to tell and a gift for the telling." - Betsy Cummings, Entertainment Director of the North Texas Irish Festival
Folk/Bluegrass and Celtic musician, Jed Marum performs mostly in the US. He has provided music for a number of film and television projects over the years, as well - and he has released over a dozen albums with Boston Road Records, since 1999.
2017 PERFORMANCE NEWS
Shows and appearances for Jed booked for 2017 include highlights like Home on the Range movie premieres in Kansas and Missouri in January - a Celtic Caribbean Cruise in February - band dates in New Orleans in March and Tennessee in September - a concert at one of the nation's finest songwriter venues Uncle Calvin's in Dallas in July - and lots of events around the US in FL - AL - LA - NY - MS - CA - KS - and TX. A tour of shows in Scotland with band mate, Hugh Morrison are currently being booked for the summer of 2018.
Jed worked with "Lone Chimney Films on their new movie, Home on the Range (released Jan 13, 2017) both on-screen and off. Jed appears in the film portraying and performing as a 1930's banjo playing band member - with Skip Gorman and the Happy Fellers.
Jed also licensed one of the tracks from Calla's Waltz (My Sweet Prairie Child) to be used in the film. Lone Chimney has listed a long roster of stellar musicians contributing to the project including:
- Connie Dover
- Hot Rize (Tim O Brien)
- Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
- Jed Marum
- John McKuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
- Michael Martin Murphey
- Riders in the Sky
- Skip Gorman
- Sons of the Pioneers
Jed's last film project was "The Road to Valhalla" by Lone Chimney Films. Jed composed the original music for the documentary and produced the soundtrack. In addition he made an appearance as a Yankee soldier/musician in one of the scenes and in a music video released along with the film. 'The Road to Valhalla' has had a successful run of independent theaters throughout the US and is expected to air on PBS or History Channel markets next year. 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.
RECORDING NEWS: Newest Album and the Charts!
The newest album release by Jed, Calla's Waltz - placed in the worldwide Most Played Charts! The Folk/Bluegrass DJ Playlist ranks the top 250 albums released in 2016 and Calla's Waltz came in at #58 for the year.
John Rumsey, Radio Show Host at, KVMR Nevada City California listed Calla's Waltz at #2 in his list of Top 10 Albums of 2016. The album has also received some great reviews from the music industry.
Here are a few of those industry reviews and comments for Calla's Waltz
A Note from a New Zealand Radio Show Host
An interview with Irish Music Magazine
An album review from SCMA's Ceili Magazine
An album review from Irish Music Magazine
MORE ON CALLA'S WALTZ PROJECT
Jed Marum's latest recording project, released on March 17, 2016 started with a phone call from a record industry veteran now retired from Warner Brothers Records. Two of Jed's songs, "Even As I Ramble" and "Calla's Waltz" had moved him enough to call and encourage Jed to produce recordings of these songs - and also offer to work with Jed and place them in the hands of some former colleagues in the music/film industry.
"You know inside you, that this could be something special" he told Jed, "I know that too!"
Comparing Jed's music to the soundtrack of the now acclaimed Ken Burns documentary " The Civil War" and the music of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, a suggestion was made to reach out to Jay and Molly and seek their collaboration on the Calla's Waltz recording project. Recording sessions at studios in the USA and Canada were planned and worked by Jed, Jay and Molly and producer Paul Mills. The collaboration produced some memorable, timeless and indeed simply wonderful tracks for the album.
Also featured with Jed on "Calla's Waltz" are Scottish button accordion player, Hugh Morrison, Canadian fiddler, Shane Cook, Dallas-based fiddler, Gordon McLeod and others throughout the track list. The album was produced by one of North America's finest folk music producers, Paul Mills of London Ont. It features a mix of traditional and original songs, Celtic and American in style and it was recorded at various studios in New York, Dallas, New Orleans and London Ontario.