UPDATE: The show has been moved to August 7th
On July 31st at 7pm, our own Ed Simon will be the guest of the Laguna Blues radio show, hosted by noted local blues musician Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams. They will discuss the influence the blues has had on American music and Ed will tell some of the stories about musicians he’s known. The show will be broadcast live on KX93.5 FM and streamed on KX935.com.
Ed’s various careers and hobbies have always centered around music and sound. A longtime lover of the blues, at age 14, Ed was loaned a Hofner Bass from a friend. Playing gigs every weekend, he soon earned enough money to buy his prized Fender Precision Bass. He was off into the world of blues and rock and earned a spot as a music major at CSUN as one of the few electric bass players then playing.
Meanwhile, his hobby of audio systems and recording music, as well as his knowledge of music got him on the radio as a rock music programmer at KCSN 88.5FM. Eventually that turned into a stint as the producer and programmer for his own jazz show on KCSN. Eventually, his sound expertise got him a job recording foley stage sound and he made his professional debut doing the recording for Evil Dead 2.
After his departure from the motion picture sound business, Ed parlayed his knowedge of music, food and writing into a career writing for various online publications including The Los Angeles Beat. These days, his articles tend to cover such areas as cocktails, barbeque events (he is a Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Barbeque Judge) and classic rock artists. He still loves the blues and regularly writes about blues festivals and musicians, including interviews with musicians such as Coco Montoya and Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra.