Credit: Ed Ghost Tucker

San Diego folk-jazz band, Ed Ghost Tucker, is known for producing original, self-recorded tracks. Along with writing, recording, and producing their own music, the band also creates their own video art, graphic design, and does their own marketing. During Ed’s local shows, they use their video art and graphic design to augment their sound.

Band member Rutger Rosenborg explained that Ed Ghost Tucker is more than just music, “Our band is both an aural and visual experience for our audience.” Ed combines a spacey post-rock ambiance with a bluegrass vibe to create a sound all their own – and when they aren’t playing music, they’re shooting and narrating videos.

Band members Brian Disney, Ryan Miller, Rutger Rosenborg, and siblings Cameron and Michaela Wilson are all San Diego locals who came together to create their original sound and look. Miller, Cameron, Wilson, and Rosenborg have been playing music together since the fifth grade. After a brief hiatus, they have decided to rejoin with new musicians under a new aesthetic, a new arrangement, and an entirely new sound.

Ed Ghost Tucker’s arrangement has Disney on the horn, keys, percussion, and, occasionally, on the acoustic guitar. Miller is on the drums, whipping around his golden locks and setting the beat for the band. Rosenborg, Cameron , and Michaela all handle the vocals, using a variety of harmonic combinations to produce their folk-jazz vibe. Along with singing, Rosenborg plays lead guitar, Cameron bass, and Michaela  can be found jamming on the omnichord.

The band has had notable success on the local San Diego music scene, playing a couple shows a week at hot spots like Hillcrest’s Ruby Room. For a full list of concert dates in San Diego and up the coast visit their facebook page.

To get a feel for their sound listen to Anyone by Ed Ghost Tucker  and find them on the main stage of La Mesa’s Oktoberfest this Saturday, Oct. 6 in the beer garden at 7pm!

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Cassidy Noblejas Bartolomei
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Blake Bunch
Blake Bunch

Living in a town where the larger venues are dominated by the EDM, it is refreshing that roots bands like these play at smaller clubs like the Ruby Room or The Casbah. "Ed" as a group harmonizes very naturally, and definitely makes fantastic use of open air space as an off beat rhythm. Great article - look forward to seeing these guys/girl very soon.

Terri Harel
Terri Harel

I agree. EDM has pushed its way further into the San Diego scene, especially in the last couple years. I think that it has reached its peak though, and hopefully more local bands will get a chance to shine through at local venues.

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