Chris Edwards, simply put, is a singer-songwriter rooted in the deep Pineywoods of East Texas. Whether it's folkin' n' rollin' with a raucous band behind him, or armed with his guitar and songs, he is a compelling favorite among live music connoisseurs in the region.
With a suitcase full of influences ranging from the old-time folk and country he grew up with (thanks to his grandparents' record collection) to more recent Texas troubadours like Robert Earl Keen into rockier territory like the Old 97's, Chris Edwards' blend of catchy melodies and literate lyrics prove that he is a songwriter, first and foremost, focusing on "just writing good songs."
With a new album in the works and his previous out-of-print recordings about to be reissued, Edwards feels he's "just getting warmed up," despite many valleys in his musical journey, but hey, the struggles and in-between periods just make the songs and stories all that more potent.
In his journeys, he has made friends with many fellow songsters and here's what a couple of them had to say about him:
Mike Ethan Messick: "In Chris Edwards’ corner of the Texas singer/songwriter world, subtlety trumps bravado...and above all the lyric is king. Taking cues from the subdued but sublime likes of Townes Van Zandt, Sam Baker, and the quieter works of Ryan Adams, Chris Edwards weaves finger-picked guitars in with sparse piano and drums to frame a voice that sounds best when it takes its time. Not one to waste words, Edwards’ eye for detail and grasp of full-grown emotion puts him around a decade ahead of the curve as a young songwriter."
Keith Whitton: "Words are his bitches!"
John "Nacogdoches Red" Hazlewood: "Chris is constantly working on his craft and it shows."
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Endorsements: Chris Edwards plays Gibson guitars, Daddario strings and uses Bic lighters.