Ed Wool is an American blues/rock guitarist, singer, and published song writer from Watertown, New York. Wool has recorded with several bands on seven major record labels. In the 1980s he moved to Albany, New York, and has continued writing, recording, and leading The Ed Wool Band.
Wool's band Ed Wool and The Nomads was active in the Central New York and North Country, New York areas in the mid and late 1960s. In the book "Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers," a retrospective of the psychedelic '60s music scene, there is a chapter on Ed Wool stating that he was and continues to be an influential guitarist in the Northeast. Wool has recorded with RCA, Cameo-Parkway, Epic/Diamond, and Columbia Records. Although scoring high with his recording of "Valleri" produced on Epic/Records by Mike Joyce, he is probably best known for the WOOL album recorded on ABC Records and produced by David Rosner and Margo Guryan with some help from Neil Diamond.
His compositions and recordings have been used on major television shows and in several movies, including MGM's HENDRIX. In 2006, the WOOL album originally recorded on ABC Records in 1969, was re-released as an import by Cherry Red/Delay 68 Records in London, England.
In 2011, he was voted the best blues guitarist in the Capital Region (Albany, NY), and won the King of The Blues contest. In 2011, the WOOL album, produced by David Rosner and Margo Guryan, was released digitally by OGLIO Records on iTunes and 300 other online music stores. In 2012 Ed Wool and The BeBaBlues Band won 70% of the popular vote at the CDBN Blues Band Shootout.
- 1964 Audition Recordings United Artists as The Nomads
- 1965 RCA Victor Records as Ed Wool and The Nomads, 45 RPM, "I Need Somebody" / "Please Please (Don't Go)".
- 1966 Cameo-Parkway Records as The Sure Cure, 45 RPM, "Anything You Want" / "I Wanna Do It".
- 1967 Diamond/Epic Records as The Pineapple Heard, 45 RPM, "Valleri" / "Ol' Man River", Diamond Records #D-231, BMI 2:20.
- 1968-69 ABC Records as WOOL, 45 RPM, "Love, Love, Love, Love, Love" / "If They Left Us Alone Now". 45 RPM, "Combination Of The Two" / "The Boy With The Green Eyes".
- 1969 ABC Records as WOOL - Album, "WOOL".
- 1970-73 Columbia Records as WOOL, 45 RPM, "Listen To The Sound" / "The Witch". 45 RPM, "It's Alright" / "Take Me To The Pilot". 45 RPM, "I Got The Feeling (Oh No)" / "In The Rest Of My Life".
- 1982 Nashville Recordings as Ed Wool
- 1994 Arabellum Independent as The Ed Wool Band
- 2006 Delay68 as WOOL, CD re-issue of the 1969 album "WOOL"
- 2011 Oglio Records as WOOL, digital release of the 1969 album "WOOL"
ED WOOL'S EQUIPMENT 1962-1965:Silvertone Twin Twelve amp, '59 Les Paul Special,'62 Fender Bassman Amp, Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Jaguar, Rickenbacker Capri 335, Gretsch Tennessean
1965-1967:VOX AC100 (Not a SuperBeatle) amp, Orange Gretsch 6120, Sunburst Gretsch Viking
1967-1970: SUNN 100s amp, SUNN 1000s amp, Cadillac Green Gretsch Viking
1970-1976: 1967 Epiphone Sheraton (Cherry then White), Les Paul Deluxe Guitar, Les Paul Black Beauty, Martin D-41 Guitar, SUNN Model-T Amp
1976-1987: 1967 Epiphone Sheraton, Gibson 347, '62 Fender Stratocaster, Mesa Boogie Mark I amp, Marshall Jubilee Combo Amp
1987-1992: Warmoth SuperStrat Guitar,Fender Super Champ Amp, Mesa BassMaster Amp
1992-1999: Mesa Studio 22Plus Amp, Mesa Blue Angel Amp, Fender Tone Master Amp, Mesa Dual Rectifier Amp,
1999–Present: Rivera Jay Graydon Signature Amps, Acoustic Echo Amp, Fender BassBreaker Amp, Fender Custom Vibrolux amp, Soldano Avenger amp, Marshall 2000 DSL amp, Guild DV52 guitar
- Brock, Chris: "What goes around...",Watertown Daily Times, December, 2006
- Back by popular demand: Ed Wool and the Nomads, Watertown Daily Times, June 21, 2008
- WHS grad’s ‘Wool’ gets another spin courtesy of online music sites, Watertown Daily Times, October 3, 2011
- Ed Wool Facebook Page (Must Login to Facebook)