Luna is very grateful to her advocates and Ed Sott, who volunteers to moderate our Luna forum and keep it running smoothly, has certainly proven his loyalty over the years. Ed has sent us a mini bio of his musical journey….so it is my pleasure to introduce Ed to the rest of our Luna Tribe.
In Ed’s own words:
As a child back in the early 70’s my family spent a good deal of time traveling both in the states and abroad. It was within this time period that I fell in love with music and that my personal musical journey began.
I can remember at the age of 4 going to the local hall in Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK with my dad and spinning records, reel to reel,
8-tracks, and cassettes at a disco which he threw for the locals in the district. I can remember playing the music, singing and dancing, and seeing how much joy people got from music, as I too shared in that same joy.
I came to the understanding at an early age that music, and the arts; dance, poetry, painting, acting, writing, drawing, and reading, could take me to realms that I never dreamed possible.
In the 80s I spent time learning all I could about how music developed. Listening to the radio, and singing along with artists of various genres. This led to my personal decision that I, too, could do this. I began to teach myself not only the theory behind musical composition, but also how to play keyboard and piano. While this further developed my love of sound, it was in the 80s that I realized that my hearing was failing me.
When I was born I had a perforated eardrum in my left ear. Back then there was no corrective surgical procedure and over the course of 12 years I totally lost my hearing in that ear. I also discovered that I was tone deaf in my right ear. This progressive loss of hearing, however, never stymied me. Instead I learned to develop a deeper appreciation of music by learning to actually “feel the vibrations” and interpret the sound accordingly.
In the 90’s, I continued to sing along with the radio, and now and then played the keyboard. However, playing music for me diminished and I began to focus more on writing novels, plays, poetry, and lyrics.
It was around 2008 when I bought my first Luna guitar….the Luna Gypsy Muse. It was love at first sight and thus began my return to music fully. I couldn’t, at this time, play much more than a few simple melodies. Some of my friends taught me some basics after which I went off on my own with a total new determination. ” I was gonna play guitar if it killed me”.
Three years later I now have a band, own 17 Luna instruments as well as several others, teach people how to appreciate and play music, and my band mate and myself are playing and writing musical compositions. My favorite style of playing is rhythm backed with melody. I love finger-styling and experimenting with new concepts and ideas.
My love for Luna Guitars also brought me close to Luna Guitars Company, and I volunteered to assist in running the Luna Forum Page. I’ve made many friends in Luna Guitars and feel blessed to be a part of the Luna Tribe.
Edward Sott (Senior Moderator Luna Guitars Forum),