Welcome TO NED

the band, the world tour, the NEW CD

 
 



Nick Talantis, guitar & vocals

Norman Reim, guitar, harmonica & vocals

Rokko Jans, piano & vocals

Jeff Parsons, guitar, percussion & vocals










Celebrating the  Ned 40th Anniversary World Tour!


7/31-8/7

2009


(and new CD!)


Here’s a brief history of Ned:















From Rolling Stone: "...work in a mellow, pickin', strummin' and grinnin' style more reminiscent of Poco, the Eagles and CSN&Y. Most endearing for their very casualness, whether up tempo pieces or down-to-earth ballads... It is almost impossible to dislike Ned, four smiling long-haired geeks, each holding in his arms an absolutely massive looking dog, in the picture on the back of their first album."



From Capricorn Records: "Ned are four young men who chance brought together in a Harvard dorm in 1969. Rokko Jans and Jeffrey Parsons were attending Harvard while Nick Talantis and Norman Reim were just passing through Boston on their way to Greece. They ended up many-a-night jamming till dawn and as quickly as that plans were changed: Rokko and Jeff forsook the scholarly life and Nick and Norman have yet to make it to Greece. The four have been making music together, off and on, ever since."






















Ned has performed throughout the US and Canada since 1969. Very active in concert halls and on college campuses in the early seventies, they opened for a wide variety of acts, including: Sly and the Family Stone, The James Gang, B.B. King, The Supremes, Ramsey Lewis, Rare Earth, B.J. Thomas, Richie Havens, Wilson Pickett, The Dells, The Kinks, Wishbone Ash–-and many more.


Though the four-piece band is now spread out over the U.S, they still re-congregate every year to perform or record. They recently completed their 40th Anniversary World Tour, culminating in the third annual June Jans Memorial Concert– acknowledging  a woman whose friendship and support was constant throughout the band’s long career.  This concert (recorded by Jan Waling) has become the band’s latest CD.



acoustic 
folk-rock

superb songs




lush harmonies

American music










Nick




Norman






Rokko




Jeff



40 YEARS!


NED