Ed Ringwald started his career back in the 1970s on The Ian Tyson Show on the CTV network, where he backed all the major artists of the time. He later toured and recorded with Gordon Lightfoot for 16 years. He also did studio work for many top Canadian country artists, as well as jingles and movie scores. Here’s a fun fact: in 1975 Ed was asked to do recording sessions with The Eagles in New York, but had to decline as he was busy in Toronto at Massey Hall performing with Lightfoot for 10 sold out shows. Ed is currently a member of the award-winning Western Swing Authority, a fantastic band made up of top studio players. (Some Fluxible attendees may remember WSA fiddler Shane Guse bringing down the house at Fluxible 2014 with his sizzling performance.) Just weeks ago Ed was honoured to win his 3rd Canadian Country Music Association Steel Player of the Year at the CCMAs in Halifax, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for him! Ed loves his hometown and has remained a Kitchener resident throughout his successful career. He’s proud to call the city his home. Also, Mark insists that you check out the Western Swing Authority at one of their regular appearances at the Commercial Tavern!