AmericanA to Z – Kathleen Edwards

I have a few somewhat niche musical interests: the first – unsurprisingly – is that of the Americana and country genres; the second – also unsurprisingly, since it was the era I grew up in – is alternative music of the 90s; the third – actually surprisingly – is that of Canadian artists. I’m not sure exactly how it started, but I’ve got a lot of love for a set of musicians who hail from Canada (many of whom found their biggest success in the late-90s and early-00s). It’s kind of a thrill for me when I can marry any of these specific interests together, and that’s something I can do with Kathleen Edwards. Continue reading “AmericanA to Z – Kathleen Edwards”

Video: Kathleen Edwards “It’s Christmastime (Let’s Just Survive)”

We leave you this week dear reader with the first original song Kathleen Edwards has released since 2012 which as she points out is full of meows. It’s been an emotional week, what with The Affair finishing and Jean Michel-Jarre releasing his “infinite album”, so a bit of Christmas 7 weeks early is just the ticket. As Edwards describes it, the song is “little fragments, with some fictionalized embellishments, of what Christmas is like at my house” – it’s very Dar Williams at her peak. Basically great. Have a good one.