Canadian singer/songwriter/humanitarian/teacher/farmer Ed Roman is the epitome of a positive and inspirational human being. Not only is he a brilliant and award-winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ed continuously gives back to his local and world community. Ed is a farmer who grows what he eats and shares that food with his friends, family and neighbours, giving them all the gift of life and sustenance. Ed recently travelled to Jamaica to deliver humanitarian aid to the poorest villages in the beautiful but desperate country. In addition to the aid, Ed shared his gift of music with the children of the village, leaving behind a guitar with one of the youth who showed much interest and promise. He will return to check up on the young boy’s progress. When I think of great musicians who are and were outstanding human beings, I think of U2’s Bono, Elton John, John Lennon and Ed Roman. His caring and generous soul inspires me daily to be a better person.
By Michael Stover, Shelburne, Ontario