Eddie "Mysterious Ed" Barnot
Eddie “Mysterious Ed” Barnot, hard hitting and versatile, is the drummer for rising star Mandi Powell and the Contraband based out of Houston, Texas. Mandi Powell released her first CD in July of 2012 and was quickly named "Artist of the Month" for September” 2012 by Radio Free Texas. Mandi is only the second female artist to be nominated for this feature spot by Texas' largest online radio station.
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With over 30 years’ experience, Eddie has had the opportunity to play with several great bands over the years, in many genres. Eddie began playing drums and percussion while in school, first playing left handed, but having to switch to right handed due to a lack of instructors who could teach a left handed drummer. Eddie later studied extensively with Bob Brock (aka Bobby Rock) for several years and his influence can be heard in Eddie’s playing.
Eddie’s current equipment includes: Endorsements with Soultone Cymbals and Onstage Stands. Gretsch Maple drums, Roland drums, Pearl rack system, Promark sticks, Tama & Gibraltar hardware, Shure in-ear monitors.
“I first heard of Soultone Cymbals from a friend and fellow Soultone Artist, Shannon Sharp. I had been looking for a change in my cymbal line at after checking out Soultone Cymbals, I knew I had found what I was looking for. I am very happy to be a part of the Soultone family”