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About Ed Hale

Singer/songwriter Ed Hale learned to play the guitar at an early age, writing protest songs as a teenager.

Inspired by R.E.M. and the Kinks, he started the group Broken Spectacles with his high school friends.

They had a short-lived but fruitful career in the late 80's/early 90's, eventually splitting up amicably in 1994.

By 1996, Hale had enough solo material to release a live disc, Acoustic in New York.

Although the minimalist set didn't get much recognition, it did drive him towards putting together another band.

He founded another one in South Florida, a U2-esque backing band that offered electronica flourishes and a more political outlook.

Naming themselves Ed Hale and Transcendence, the group released their debut, Rise and Shine, in 2002. ~ Bradley Torreano

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