Best or Worst Podcast Episode #91 Getting to know Musician Ed Donnelly

This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on musician Ed Donnelly. In this first episode of the week, we got to know Ed and found out about his musical origin story, his musical career, and more!


Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, record producer and activist from South Pasadena, CA.   He has worked with Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream.  Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy.

He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park.

You can follow Ed at or check out his company at

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