(b 3.8.1963) Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Ed studied Songwriting/Composing and Guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the worked at Real 2 Reel Studios in Atlanta. In the late 80's he released a solo album Ed-E Roland before forming Collective Soul. Behind the scenes he is credited with being a songwriter, producer and sound engineer. Out front of Collective Soul, he sings and plays the guitar and keyboards. Ed has also started his own record label EL Music Group on which Collective Soul is signed.