Pianos. Guitars. Words.

Writer and performer of original alternative rock/pop music.
And musical director at The Mission Theater in Chicago.  Come see our new sketch revue, "Trap."


What they're saying...

"Even major songwriters today whose songs have sold thousands upon thousands of records would read Ed Smaron's words and hang their heads in shame." -- Noise from 94      **Read the entire review of 2012's "Atheist Blonde"

"Ed is a huge talent, a very funny man with a gift for subversive humor and astounding applied musical improvisation." -- Chicago, IL

"Runs the gamut from no-regret tributes to life's foibles to fiery protest songs, played with high energy..." --Hammond, IN
photo by William Kazak

The latest...

New studio music is in the works!  Stay tuned!

"Atheist Blonde" still available on iTunes, CD Baby and other retail sites.
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Show schedule


Festival of the Trail

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Downtown Highland, Main Street, Highland, IN


A celebration with art, music, comedy and plenty of other fun activities in Downtown Highland. The fest lasts from 11am until 4pm. My set goes from 3pm until 4pm. Come early and enjoy the rest!

Free Age limit: All ages



The Acoustic Explosion at Silvie's Lounge

Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL


Six singer/songwriters each doing half-hour sets.

8:00 – Kevin Davey 8:35 – Lee C. Payton 9:10 – Ed Smaron 9:45 – John Kuczaj 10:00 – Mark Lobo 10:35 – Joshua Popejoy

Free. Cash-only bar. Age limit: 21+


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cover photo by John B. Stephens