Johnny began playing trumpet at age six, and with the urging of his grandmother, learned to play the accordion at age eight. Two years later, he was giving lessons to others. At 12, he took up playing the guitar and has been tearing it up ever since.
Johnny O Keefe
Ed starting playing bass in high school in the early '70s when disco was hot. That pushed him firmly toward American roots music, particularly blues and jazz. "There's nothing like the goosebumps you get when playing passionate, soulful music," Ed says.
He's been in many bands through the years; The Crowns, Scooter Trash, The Minnesota Barking Ducks, and the Pete K. Group to name a few.