Ed Kaplan








What is music to you? What does it give you?

Gimme 'next big thing and truth that stings walls of sound and songs outta' bounds Gimme lines that sooth and killer riff truth what joy it brings music that sings

What is your music dream?

To create a band that records and performs to the delight of others.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Throw in the towel and take off the kid gloves and open your heart and give into love

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Words", Bee Gees "What a Wonderful World," Louie Armstrong "House of the Rising Son," Animals

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

-Beatles -Springsteen -Rolling Stones -Who -CSNY -Aaron Nevile -Bonnie Raitt -Van Morrison -John Mayer -Grateful Dead

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

I strive to write catchy tunes with hooks that make you think, feel and wonder. Many of my songs are short stories about love, romance, self-discovery and bourbon. Others are more emotive topics of heartbreak, greed and misfortune.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Engaged and in the moment.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Before COVID-19, most venues in our area under-paid musicians but now entire industries are wiped out. Improvement looks like the flattening of the curve and phased reopening of businesses, governments and commerce.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm new to Drooble but anxious to explore its potential.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Nothing, fortunately.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Our music scene in Gettysburg (PA) has exploded in the last 5 years; consequently, we go to each others' gigs to support performers and venues.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

-Social media-minded -Business-minded -Copyrights-minded -Affable -Respectful -Gracious

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

-Ron Nicodemus -Jeff Trish -Pnut Small -James Petrohilis -Evan Cunningham