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E   D     B   A   R   N   E   Y

 

- lead guitar and harmony vocals.

 

Ed Barney was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia. His early exposure to music came from hearing his father's recordings of the Osborne Brothers and Reno & Smiley, as well as a variety of other musical styles including rhythm & blues and jazz. His parents purchased an acoustic guitar for him before he was ten and he has stuck with it ever since.

During high school, Ed performed with the school band and jazz ensemble. In the late 1980s, he toured internationally with Up With People where he was featured on lead electric guitar. Ed rediscovered his love for bluegrass after spending time with Rusty Williams.

Ed's hot lead guitar never fails to excite fans at Patent Pending's live performances and has added layers of texture and versatility to the group's recordings.