Who's thAt mAn?

Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander perform for the Destination Blues Listening Room in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. © Oren B. Helbok Photography and courtesy of The Exchange.

"… An affable, soft-spoken genuine soul… with a scathing mouthpiece of fire 'n brimstone—part Bob Dylan tortured song-writing introspection, part Mississippi Fred McDowell world-weary, heavy-hearted bluesman… with a Leonard Cohen-Esque delivery."

—Mark Uricheck; Connections Magazine, June 2012

Ed Randazzo is an acclaimed singer-songwriter originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is known for his unique blend of roots music and captivatingly emotional stage presence. He collaborates with his long-time friend and mentor, Bret Alexander, a Pennsylvania singer-songwriter, producer, and founding member of Central Pennsylvania’s The Badlees. Together, they have released three full-length albums and notable singles such as "Ring Them Bells" (2008), "Still Cry" (2012), and "I Need a Woman" (2015). In 2018, they marked their ten-year collaborative partnership by releasing "Who's that Man? Collected Songs 2008-2018" in various formats, including a limited vinyl pressing.

Ed Randazzo has shared the stage with well-known artists like Spencer Bohren, Gabriel Gordon, Alexis P. Suter, and Mike Farris, as well as local artists including Mike Miz, Dustin Douglas, Clarence Spady, Phyllis Hopkins, and Teddy Young. He has been a featured performer at the annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Central Pennsylvania, both as a solo artist and with his trio, Miner Blues.

Ed's musical talent has earned him three nominations for the Steamtown Music Award, and he won the Blues/Rhythm & Blues Act of the Year award in 2015. Furthermore, he contributed music to the 2017 documentary 'Black Guides of Mammoth Cave' and has been featured on NPR.

Randazzo moved across the state to Erie in the fall of 2018. 

In 2021, Ed began piecing together material with Bret Alexander and Scranton native Tom Flannery for a new record. In late May 2023, he returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania to join Alexander in the studio to record 2024’s “Wishing on a Train.” This is Ed’s first record of brand-new material in almost a decade! The new album is set for release on Friday, August 30!