Eddie Coffey was raised in Western Kentucky, and grew up listening to old time country and bluegrass music playing with his father's band on the state park circuit. Primarily a guitarist, Coffey learned to play upright bass at age 48, when his son Josh asked him to join the band and record on their debut album 'Welcome to the Atomic City'.

In addition to Bawn in the Mash, Eddie also plays with The Wheelhouse Rousters and Dan Knowles.