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Kathleen Edwards


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Ottawa, Canada (1999 – present)

Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles “Six O’Clock News” and “Hockey Skates”. Her next two albums, “Back to Me” and “Asking for Flowers”, both made the US Billboard 200 list and reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart. In 2006, she was nominated for a Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for her album “Back to Me”. In 2012, her fourth studio album, Voyageur, became Edwards’ first album to crack the top 100 and top 40 in the US, peaking at #39 on the U. S. Billboard 200 and #2 in Canada.

According to the The A Soft Place To Land Songfacts Edwards’ father is Leonard Edwards, a former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. As a result she spent portions of her teenage years in Korea and Switzerland. Her blend of , and music made her a favourite of music critics, and a rising star on radio in 2003 with her debut album, Failer, made popular by her hit singles “Six O’Clock News” and “Hockey Skates” Her style of music is sometimes placed in the music genre “”.

In 1999, Edwards recorded a six-song EP entitled Building 55 and pressed 500 copies. By the fall of 2000, she was on tour across Canada managing her own gigs. In 2001 she wrote seven of the ten songs for her 2003 debut release Failer.

Edwards married musician and producer Colin Cripps in 2004. They later divorced.


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  • OCD4CDz

    i enjoy Voyageur, although I haven't much frame of reference but if its any consolation that record makes me want to hear her older stuff.

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • kmarquering

    how is the new album?

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • joaotsantos

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    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • EntropiesChild

    Wow, loved her the first time I heard her. Best gwoman, feme fatale for "shady" characters with a bad conciousness. I think she works hard and loves hard. If ahe wants to make the real money she get some jizzed on pictures like Ke£ha, just kidding. She's rare, she's famous and I'd bets he's not a narcissist (popular finger point.....),. I'm drunk, and listening to music, gefore I listened to her, I listened to Bone Machine, Exile on Main Street, and Avalanches,

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Jh41

    I can't get over how much I love this woman. Each of her albums are fantastic the whole way through.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • alexandar_k

    sweet voice!

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • indie_demigod

    Instant love for her, listening to Voyageur for the first time.

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kali_ram

    beautiful voice!

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
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    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • tlukes123

    She is really cool and thought she was really awesome live, I would love to see her again!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • sdkyle

    Just got tickets for her upcoming show in Hfx - finally getting to see her live.

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fevaray

    she's pretty fucking awesome

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • prdrums77

    Voyageur has one of the coolest album covers I've seen in a good long while. It's really the only reason why I originally listened to the album, and I'm glad I did.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lofidelphia

    Voyageur is her best work to date, it's so gorgeous. My early favourite of 2012.

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • saintlullss

    Tks One Tree Hill. :)

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • esky

    Kath's music is very refresh!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • STENT24

    Magic Kiss from #Hamburg. Thanks for the Beautiful Music and Time. #Prinzenbar

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • tlukes123

    Got tickets to see her later this month, the latest album is fantastic!

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Brunanalyzed

    meu amorzinho!

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • niklaskrueger

    She's a wonderful artist and I deeply recommend her newest record.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
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