About Us

The Ram Cats are an Americana Roots blues band formed in 2010 as a collaboration of some of the best musical talent in NE Georgia and Western North Carolina. They bring an Organic, Soulful , Energetic, Rhythm & Blues experience to the stage.                                              

Johnny Maxwell Bio- Lead Vocals and Harmonica (click on link for booking contact) or Call 910-233-6095

Ed Nolan - Guitar and Vocals  click for Ed's Bio

Bryant Byrd - Bass

John Becker - Drums   click for John's Bio

David Cefkin - Keys & Vocals (click for David's Bio)



Hailing from Virginia originally, moving to Georgia with his family as a kid. Ed grew up absorbing the deep south music of Country, Southern Rock, Rock, Gospel, Soul, Funk, and of course… the Blues.

Managing to get into an experienced and working Southern Rock/Country band  as a teenager, Ed spent the next several  years travelling the south eastern region playing all kinds of gigs.

Later life, family, and responsibility arrived though.

However, the call of music never stopped.

Ed has continued playing with as many different types of bands possible in the the ensuing years.

Recently relocating to Franklin, North Carolina from Georgia with his beautiful wife Britt.

Ed is continuing the musical journey, here, in these amazing Smokey Mountains.

Ed is honored to receive the “guitar chair” in the Ram Cats band as of July 12th 2019.  



The Ram Cats would like to thank blues legend Kevin Bolick for his many years of devoted service to The Ram Cats. Kevin brought a lot of energy and creativity to the Ram Cats at tremendous personal cost. A father of 3 and a good husband to Sarah, Kevin just stretched his time out in so many directions and it was very difficult to juggle. Thank you Kevin for all you taught us and for all your contributions of time and energy. The countless hours of setting up and tearing down gear, the use of your P.A. gear, your trailer, your automobile and the list goes on... All of us Ram Cats appreciate you so much and are praying for your success in Kansas City where you and Sarah will be making your big change!  Stay in touch ...