Ed Beaver grew up in the wild west town of Gallup, New Mexico. Route 66 was still the main artery from the East Coast to the West Coast. Gallup was the Indian Capital of the World. Cowboys were real. Pickup trucks and horses were tools and transportation carrying goods and families to and from the range and reservation. Movie stars walked the streets and the Harvey House was upscale dining. Ed was a street kid. He sold newspapers and played in the arroyos downtown. The tracks were two blocks from his house and Saturdays were always an adventure as the tourists and indians crowded the streets for weekend revelry. His life would become a song in the making.
His musical roots included the Big Bands of World War II, Rock and Roll of the Fifties, Country and Western music, when it was called Country and Western and his mother’s influence, Puerto Rican music including Salsa and Boleros. Ed learned guitar, like many of his friends, in High School. His first band, "The Rejects" (Cool name, huh?) performed for school dances and functions.
Ed is an independent songwriter who always followed his own path. His songs reflect these roots in eclectic rhythms and his approach to songwriting.