Ottawa songstress Kathleen Edwards is well known for penning songs that act as perfect travel companions to their own haunted landscapes. Her highly decorated work frequently celebrates the many pleasures of survival and reinvention, all with a seductively quiet strength. A musical raconteur, lyrical poet, and gifted performer, the music of Kathleen Edwards is beautifully honed artistry.
In the years following her 2003 debut album Failer, Kathleen’s songs have topped the Billboard charts, been featured in the pages of Rolling Stone, graced the cameras on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as earning her several Juno nominations and short-list for Polaris Music Prize, speaking engagement at Chicago Ideas Week and keynote at the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys) – Pacific Northwest Songwriters Summit. A consummate collaborator, Edwards has also appeared on projects with Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Calexico, Jim James, Blue Rodeo, John Doe and Bryan Adams, and toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones. In 2012, Kathleen released her fourth studio album, Voyageur, co-produced with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, which garnered international critical acclaim, won her the 2012 SOCAN Echo Songwriting Prize, and earned her a spot hosting the 2013 Polaris Music Awards.