Jed Marum

Quick Bio

Folk/Bluegrass and Celtic musician, Jed Marum performs for festival and concert venues, mostly in the US, but he also some in Ireland, Scotland and Canada. He has provided music for a number of film and television projects over the years, as well - and he has released over a dozen albums with Boston Road Records, since 1999. You can hear in his music, the blending of American & Celtic cultures & relive the stories passed from generation to generation. Jed has written, produced and recorded music for a number of international film and TV productions that have been released in recent years, including five major Film and TV projects for: o Lone Chimney Films (Indi Theaters and PBS Broadcast) o Blackhawk Productions (Playboy Channel) o Burkhardt/Griffith Productions (Theater Distribution and Netflix) Jed has worked a variety of recording and performance projects with Celtic, Folk and Americana performers including; Michael Martin Murphey, Brian McNeill, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Jean Redpath and Hugh Morrison







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

Music is my life and my living. It brings me purpose, pleasure and good health!

What is your music dream?

To continue to play and perform for the rest of my life.

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


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Ricky Skaggs - Doc Watson - Alison Krauss - Alasdair Fraser - Brian McNeill - Tim O'Brien - Michael Martin Murphey

What inspires you to make music?

Life - Love - Family - History

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

Lessons learned from culture, from personal experience and from history can help us create a better world

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

In a zone

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

The musician's world of today is in great turmoil. The old ways no longer work - and the new ways are still in flux. Making music the best you can and to your own taste is the best option a musician has. Things will settle out soon.

What do you think of Drooble?

It looks promising.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

The way the world at large has less and less interest or appreciation for music, in general - but I see it as my job, to change that.

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

Not much. I am very supportive of other working musicians and help out in any way I can when we cross paths in the music world (usually at festivals, but also at concert venues) - by sharing booking contacts, and making recommendations, references - and by many other ways.

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

Willingness to work, work, work really hard to get there. You have to make your way yourself. You cannot wait for some fairy Godmother music industry mogul "discover you" and make you a star.

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

Hugh Morrison. Brian McNeill. Julie Fowlis. Dave Gunning.