Tonight, champion of the acoustic guitar and upbeat singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards spreads his “Sunshine” through earnest protest songs, feel-good honky-tonk, and heartfelt bluegrass.
Raised mainly in Northern Virginia, Edwards picked up the guitar as a teenager and became a regular at local clubs while attending college in Ohio. He opened for acts like The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King and released his eponymous debut in 1971.
Edwards has released 16 albums, including a collection of children’s songs, Little Hands: Songs for and About Children (1987), which was honored with a National Library Association Award for “Notable Children’s Recordings.”
In addition to his folk music records, Edwards recorded a country album entitled Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboy in 1972. While on the national Broadway tour of Pump Boys and Dinettes, he met and joined popular bluegrass group The Seldom Scene, releasing the album Blue Ridge (1985).
In the 1990s, Edwards launched his own label, Rising Records.
"Edwards' voice is so naturally malleable that all he really needs is a song with a strong melodic hook and he's home free.”—Washington Post
Don't miss this folk legend performing at The Barns on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm.