Joe Edwards “Keep On Running” (Tiny Mountain Records, 2020)

The natural inclination for Americana buffs may be to head SxSW to Texas in search of new and interesting talent to add to bulging collections. But hey, how about heading W-S-W from London instead, to the small market town of Devizes in Wiltshire. Perhaps not known as a regular stop on the trail of musical heritage, it does in fact holds its own for a town of less that 12,000 in rural England.  Bursting out of Devizes has come Andy Scott from The Sweet, as well as Jed Elliott from glam rocker reviving The Struts. That is before we mention Simon May,  who composed the theme for East Enders (not to mention 80’s yachting-based drama Howard’s Way; readers of a certain age may pause to reflect that their teenage giggling at the sartorial elegance of Ken Masters is less funny now their own tastes seem to be aligning). Anyway, the latest talent to hotfoot out of the musically thrumming Wiltshire town is Joe Edwards with his debut album ‘Keep On Running’. Continue reading “Joe Edwards “Keep On Running” (Tiny Mountain Records, 2020)”

Video Premiere: Joe Edwards “Trouble”

There’s a great foot-tapping groove to this new single from Joe Edwards.  ‘Trouble’ is taken from Edwards’ new album, ‘Keep on Running’, which drops on 22nd May.  Edwards has been performing blues and acoustic roots music from a young age and is also is a graduate from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.   The talent is evident in this video, which features him performing the song and there’s some great guitar-work on show.  The songs for ‘Keep on Running’ came together while Edwards toured Europe as drummer for the Australian band The Wishing Well.  Those travels proved a fruitful source of inspiration for Edwards’ personal tales of life and love.  Enjoy.

Video: Joe Edwards “Keep On Running”

This is a song and video with a wonderful sense of feel-good freedom, summed up by the hitchhiker’s sign part way through, which reads: ‘Goin Anywhere’.  It features the open road running through the most gorgeous landscapes you’re likely to see in a British video this year.  ‘Keep On Running’ is the first single and title track from the upcoming debut album, due out on 25th April.  Edwards, a graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, brings a warmth to his music, which benefits from being recorded live and mixed in Nashville and Mastered in New Jersey with Grammy-nominee Kim Rosen.  Upbeat and free.  Enjoy.