Kathleen Edwards

Recap: Holiday Cheer for FUV 2013

by Kara Manning
Photo by Gus Philippas

Spirited, soulful and totally sold out, Tuesday night’s benefit, Holiday Cheer for FUV, exceeded our wildest expectations. The enthusiastic camaraderie onstage made for an especially focused, familial celebration, inspired by past (and we'd guess future) collaborations between this diverse group of musician friends gathered at the Beacon Theatre on a frigid December evening. It was FUV’s third year at this storied venue for the concert, on a night made even more festive courtesy of a brief snowfall earlier that day.

The boldly hirsute Sam Beam of Iron & Wine was the St. Nick-like ringleader for the three hour show with “house band” Calexico — an onstage reunion for Beam and Calexico who had collaborated together on the 2005 EP In The Reins. Calexico co-founder Joey Burns acted as bandleader, guiding every set from guests Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards, Amos Lee and Beth Orton.

Cheers for Kathleen Edwards

by Laura Fedele
Photo by Laura Fedele/WFUV

Failer, Back to Me, Asking for Flowers and Voyageur - if you've been listening to FUV at all over the past 10 years, you know we've played the heck out of every Kathleen Edwards record. If you're a Marquee Member, you got to see her at Tarrytown Music Hall last year. Either way, her combination of guts, charm and storytelling prowess has probably caught your ear by now.

Apparently, the love has gone both ways - Kathleen's been near the top of our Best of the Year listener polls, again and again.

Kathleen Edwards - Words and Music - 2008

by Claudia Marshall
After a few marathon years riding the wave of her albums 'Failer' and 'Back To Me,' Kathleen Edwards took some time off to live life at home in Ontario. Those years off the road inspired the new songs and sounds on the album 'Asking For Flowers,' and Kathleen shared a few of both during an interview with Claudia Marshall.