Hailing from the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of southern Virginia, Singer/Song Writer Tommy Edwards sows a quilt of American roots music that is uniquely his own, spinning tales of a modern troubadour facing changing times and a culture in need of a voice. In the summer of 2003, a high-speed skateboarding accident resulted in a head injury that nearly ended Tommy's life, led to mental illness, the loss of his business, and a life on the streets. Tommy's story moves from hometown hero to homeless addict to reinvention, recovery, and rediscovery of life. Tommy has fronted a number of fusion-based ensembles, incorporating a wide variety of instrumentation and stylistic license. His travels have taken him to 47 states and three countries, working with major recording artists, world-class musicians, and recently The World International Blue Grass Band. His influences of blues, blue grass, folk, western, rock, and country have created a sound that is Uniquely Americana.
Alive and Pickin'
High and Lonesome
In The Raw
The Heart of Virginia
Yes, Tommy has songs that have had streaming or radio airplay.
Tommy's has over 500 original songs. His sets consist primarily of his original songs. Covers may include, but are not limited to:
Whipping Post - The Allman Brothers
Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers
Just Got Paid Today - ZZ Top
Pink Houses - John Cougar
Family Tradition - Hank Williams, Jr.
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Me and My Uncle - The Grateful Dead
The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
Crossroads- Robert Johnson
Fire on the Mountain/What I Got/Jane Says Medley