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Ethan Gold - Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Composer

Ethan Gold is a critically-acclaimed songwriter, producer, composer and performer. Pitbull’s tagline is “Don’t stop the party.” Ethan Gold’s tagline is “Making sensitivity cool again.” His dad is the Beat-adjunct writer and novelist Herbert Gold. His mother Melissa was killed in a helicopter crash along with legendary rock promoter Bill Graham. As he tells it, he grew up in San Francisco during the harsh period that followed the summer of love and his experience growing up during those dystopian times informs much of his work.

I met Ethan almost two decades ago and since then he has been woodshedding and putting out critically-acclaimed music and soundtracks for films that I love. I’ve always admired his persistence, his dedication to his craft and his steadfast commitment to pursuing his creative vision. What I didn’t know was that a few years ago, Ethan had a very serious head injury that took away almost everything that was normal about his life. He had to relearn how to do things we all take for granted and that experience ultimately taught him a new way of being. We explore that journey and much more.

Catch Ethan everywhere @ethangold and at Like Tool, he has recently released his digital catalogue on Spotify, so be sure to go give his work a listen and hit subscribe. It’s awesome. And if you’re lucky, catch him playing somewhere in person. 

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