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Kathleen Edwards Biography

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Born: 1978/07/11
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1999 – Present
Genres: Country, Alternative Country, Folk

Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician.

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 was signed to Rounder Records and MapleMusic in 2002. “Failer” was released in Canada in the fall of 2002 on MapleMusic Recordings. In January 2003 “Failer” was released by Rounder Records in the US and internationally.

In 2005, Edwards released “Back to Me,” which also garnered considerable critical acclaim, and led to the release of the singles “Back to Me” and “In State.” In 2008, Edwards released her third studio album, “Asking for Flowers.” It was a shortlisted nominee for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. In contrast with 2005's “Back to Me,” on which Edwards relied on her working band, “Asking for Flowers” predominantly featured session musicians.

In fall 2010, Edwards began working on her fourth studio album in Wisconsin. “Voyageur” was released in January 2012. It included the single “Change the Sheets,” and was co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.