Eddie was born in the hill country of Eastern Kentucky. When he was a teenager, his family moved to
Mansfield, Ohio. Eddie began performing in the Toledo, Ohio area in 1972. He performed each
summer for over 20 years at Put-In-Bay, one of Ohio's most popular vacation spots.
Eddie's music career has allowed him to be an opening act for and share the stage with such great performers as Lee Greenwood, Tom. T. Hall, Ralph Stanley, The Kingston Trio, Peter Yarrow, Livingston Taylor, The New Christy Minstrels, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and The Mamas and Papas.
In addition to his public and private performances, Eddie has recorded five albums, written a children's book and a full length musical. He hosted a young people's program and specials for years, and has made numerous on local radio and television. Eddie has written well years, and has made numerous appearances on local radio and television. Eddie has written well over 100 songs, jingles and promos for media and corporate clients. His promo, "Keep Jeep In Toledo", aired on area radio and television stations, was considered to be one of the motivating factors for Chrysler's decision to keep the new Jeep plant in Toledo. Eddie received special recognition from Toledo's City Government for his contribution.
Eddie has produced numerous concerts, featuring not only his talents, but those of other area performers and nationally known stars such as Randy Sparks' world famous New Christy Minstrels. His holiday shows have raised over $250, 000.00 for local charities. In 1997, he created and produced the Lake Erie West People's Choice Awards to honor area performing artists. Eddie also founded the Lake ErieWest Performing Arts Hall of Fame, which opened in the SeaGate Centre in downtown Toledo, Ohio in 1998, which recognizes those born or raised in NW Ohio and SE Michigan who have gained significant recognition in the performing arts. Inductees include such greats as Danny Thomas, Art Tatum and Jamie Farr.
He received his higher education at Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Education. In 1972, Eddie moved to Toledo to work on the first of his two Masters degrees. In 2007, Eddie retired after 37 years as a teacher and school counselor, most recently at Timberstone Jr. High School in Sylvania, Ohio. After retiring, he taught at the University of Toledo and currently serves as a licensed tour guide in Washington D.C., along with operating his own tour company, American City Tours, which specializes in trips to D.C., NYC, Gettysburg, and Chicago.
Eddie currently performs throughout the United States as a member of Randy Sparks' world famous New Christy Minstrels. Dreams do come true!
Eddie Boggs will be at the following locations
Schedule and Availability
Eddie has a repertoire of over 500 songs from which he draws to entertain adult and senior groups. His gentle and comfortable stage presence, storytelling, and involving his audiences has proven to be successful both on small local and large national stages.View complete details
Program Type: Music
Eddie combines his vast experience as a former social studies teacher, and musical ability, with both cover and original songs to present a multimedia show, “This Land Is Your Land,” celebrating the history, beauty and greatness of our nation. This programs are well suited for grades 3-8, selected high school groups, adults and senior citizens.View complete details
Ages: Children Teen Adult
Program Type: Music
Eddie successfully uses his former guidance counselor skills as music to convey messages that, in many instances, would not be given proper reception if presented as a lecture. His songs are entertaining, engaging, and thought provoking, and can easily be followed by a question/answer session or group discussion. View complete details
Ages: Children Teen
Program Type: Music
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