Doug Edmond

Doug Edmond

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
SoloPop

Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent roots/jazz/alternative artist. His previous two CDs and the recently released Skipping Stones to a sold out show continue to receive critical acclaim, Doug is often found “…betwixt a number of genres and influences. While his raspy pipes and folksy delivery suggest he's spent quality time with Bob Dylan's catalogue, some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfler-esque direction -- as the mellow saxophone and

Biography

Doug Edmond

Doug Edmond, singer, songwriter, pianist and flutist is an independent roots/jazz/alternative artist.  His previous two CDs and the recently released Skipping Stones to a sold out show on March 8, 2014, continue to receive critical acclaim, Doug is often found betwixt a number of genres and influences. While his raspy pipes and folksy delivery suggest he's spent quality time with Bob Dylan's catalogue, some jazzy pop and burbling guitars move things in a Knopfler-esque direction -- as the mellow saxophone and soulful elements take a detour to Van Morrison's realm. Rather than being neither here nor there, Edmond makes between seems like the right place to be (Darryl Sterdan)

Skipping Stones is his third album produced by Mitch Dorge. The album highlights Dougs expanding and diverse songwriting style with lyrics and a voice that continues to draw in his audience.  Doug performs solo or with his trio or five piece band at over 30 venues and festivals over the past 7 years focusing on his extensive catalogue of original material. Doug has been selected again to perform at the 2014 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival where he has performed for the past 5 years. 

Previous album information

Between the Shadows and the Light CD release concert

Songwriter, pianist and vocalist Doug Edmond and the band returned to Winnipegs Park Theatre stage to a capacity crowd to release the new CD Between the Shadows and the Light on Oct 3, 2009. The band committed to returning to the Park after their sold out show at the Park on April 19, 2008. The April gig was just prior to the bands successful showcase performance in Nashville last May! 


Doug plays with true emotion and writes intelligent lyrics. During live performances Doug and the band (Mitch Dorge on drums, Rubin Kantorovich on guitars, Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Bill Spornitz on sax) slide easily from extremely personal heartfelt ballads to lively jazz roots numbers. Mitch Dorge, of Crash Test Dummies fame, produced the CD. Mitch brings the best out of all artists who have had the pleasure to work with him in the studio. His exceptional drumming skills bring the right rhythmic texture to all of the bands performances. Bill Spornitz continues to be one of Winnipegs finest sax players while Rubin Kantorovich provides rich textured guitar. Alasdair Dunlop inspires all who have the opportunity to witness his live performance. Doug draws from a diverse genre of jazz, folk and blues. Have a listen to Dougs sound on the CD or visit his web site to appreciate the bands jazz/roots sound.

The band continues to perform to capacity crowds and is currently arranging performances at a variety of festivals again this summer. 

Contact: dedmond@mts.net or 204-771-7920 for more information regarding the CD, band bookings or to arrange print or on-air interviews.

Lyrics

Walking Down That Road

Written By: Doug Edmond

Walking down that road

No more sadness
Happiness is all I know
I’m dancing in the moonlight
With the woman who loves me so

Stars are shining so bright
Even when my eyes are closed
Warm against her body
As we circle round our souls

What’s that I see in your eye?
What’s that I see in your eye?
Just a tear of joy...
As we’re walking down that road

Why focus on the hard times
For this much I know
Don’t forget the good times
With so many that we forget them so

What’s that I see in your eye
What’s that I see in your eye
Just a tear of joy...
As we’re walking down that road

Feel like I’m smiling
So I check the mirror
Feels like an old time movie
Finding love and joy right here

What’s that I see in your eye
What’s that I see in your eye
Just a tear of joy...
As we’re walking down that road

Words and music by Doug Edmond

Treat me like a Dog

Written By: Doug Edmond

Treat me like a dog!

Just treat me like a dog
All you got to do is pat me some time
Give me some food and rub my tummy
Let me know you’re my honey

Let me lick you once in a while
Let me run around with all the other dogs

But you told me you like that cat
And you know that I don’t get that
Just by the way it looks at me
I know it knows how simple I be

All I can say when I look in your eyes
My god you’re just like that cat

I don’t think I can change my ways
I’ve been like a dog for so so long
If you cry you know I’ll be there
If you laugh I’ll jump in the air

All I want to do is make you happy
Solve your problems so we can go to bed

So you tell me to sit right down
Stop that moving and settle down
You don’t need me to solve anything
Just be there and listen to you

Or you'll be on your own with just that cat
If I keep moving around like that

Come on baby don’t say that
Cause all I want to be is your dog, your dog (twice)


Words and music by Doug Edmond, November 7, 2007

Different Situations

Written By: Doug Edmond copyright, 2008

Different situations

It’s a different kinda situation
Makes me wonder if I’m dying
All these things in dislocation
Shouldn’t I, at least be crying
If all these thoughts are true
They’re nothing compared to loving you

What with all this complication?
Only dreams should fade away
Morning sun will bring saturation
Sweet oranges as the coffee came
If all these thoughts are true
They’re nothing compared to loving you

Amidst all my interpretations
Of thoughts and sounds from above
No time left for reflection
Only one way mirrors in this town
If all these thoughts are true
They are nothing compared to loving you

What to do with all this confrontation?
Just to keep a good man down
As the world falls into desperation
Focus my mind on something else
The words just get in the way
Of some kinda truth, they say it’s fading away

They use to hang a man for his convictions
Sweep this mess under the rug
Only you and I are destine for salvation
In this a prison of false love
Should we give it all away?
Only to find that truth has faded away

In This world of pain and destruction
I don’t know if I should be afraid
He stands and calls for resurrection
As they release the doves from the cage
My mind is lost and confused
As the Ancient temples return to dust

Wasted moments of conversation
Begging is nothing but a sign
Closed doors never bring resolution
A poor mind is paid by dollar signs
Nothing left to do,
just a feeling I had about truth

Are these angels waiting for a coronation?
Something tells me it might be a lie
Much of what I say is a contradiction
But I say it just to change your mind
Nothing much to do
Just a feeling I had about truth
Nothing left to say
Just a feeling I had but it’s fading away

Words and music by Doug Edmond, Feb 24, 2008

Fallen

Written By: Doug Edmond

Fallen

I say I don’t care but my past clings to me
Like the icy frost on a broken window pane
I resist the tears that never came
Lights go out you can’t start again

But who really knows where the road truly ends
All these turns and embattlements
And I recall dancing with you in the hall
I serenaded you as we prepare our meal

And the road keeps turning, turning away from my home
From my dreams, is there time left for me

But no one cares for a fallen bird
On the sidewalk cracked by yesteryear
Old images come and haunt me still
As I walk late at night against winter’s chill

And the road keeps turning, turning away from my home
From my dream, is there time left for me

The sun goes down and the moon starts to glow
The flowers in the meadow they seem to know
That the seasons change they come and go
The colours fade and the fallen leaves surround my soul

And the road keeps turning, turning away from my home
From my dream, still there time left for me

Music and words by Doug Edmond, December 29th, 2006

Who Am I

Written By: Doug Edmond

Who Am I

What have I done to deserve your love?
How many times have you come to my side?
All of my life comes back to me
Letting me know to be a little more thankful
Cause, who am I who am I
Who am I having all this love in my life

In the darkest night when I’m all alone
There’s something that comes to save my soul
It is this love that comes back to me
Letting me know to be a little more thankful
Cause who am I who am I
Who am I to have all this love in my life

Oh oh oh
Hey Hey Hey
Cause who am I who am I
Who am I having all this love in my life

As the years go by I finally know
Its you and I and all these souls
The love is you and love is me
It’s working so hard to keep us free
Cause who am I who am I
Who am I having all this love in my life.

Discography

Between the Shadows and the Light was released on Oct 3rd, 2009 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg! Songs have been picked up by CBC and other stations for air play on both web and regular radio.

Starry Nights - Doug Edmond and Friends, December 15th, 2011 at the capacity crowd at the Park theatre in Winnipeg Manitoba. On-air interview regarding Doug and the CD. See review from Uptown Magazine in Bio or press coverage section.

Released the Xmas tune entitled Gzowski on the Radio - Tribute to Peter Gzowski during Xmas's past.

Tracks played on Radio this past year:

Who Am I* - new song off Starry Nights
Father and Sons - new song off Starry Nights
Fallen - Between Shadows and Light
Its all Gone -Between the Shadows and the Light
Lonely Man -Between the Shadows and the Light
Sunshine in the Rain - Between the Shadows and the Light

*selected for music licensing for potential movie soundtrack

Currently working on third release as Doug Edmond with my five band members and support vocals and instrumentation by The Sweet Alibi, Lindsey White, Mitch Dorge, Rubin Kantorovich, Alasdiar Dunlop, Bill Spornitz and Joe Curtis.

Set List

Typical Playlist

Here is a selection of my tunes including the 14 songs on the new CD. The number and order depends upon the venue and agreement with the booking agent.

1. Sun shining in the rain
2. Don’t forget your dreams
3. We’re Getting Home
4. Its all over now Baby Blue (Dylan)
5.
6. Standing in the Shadow of her light
7. Voices From the Mountain
6. Fallen
8. Losing this race
9. Treat me like a Dog
10. Different Situations
11. See your face
12. Walkin’ Down the Road
13. Seems like its coming
14. Its All Gone
15. Looking for Salvation
16. Hope and Glory
17. Just like I said before
18. Life is strange
19. River is Wide
20. Closing the Gates
21. What would you say
22. Take me back to Winnipeg
23. What a Wonderful World (Louise Armstrong version)
24. Take Down
25. Not your turn
26. Barcelona
27. Don’t you lie
28. Here you are
29. Shadow on my heart
30. Some day soon
31. Blue Moon
32. Who Am I
33. Let the light shine (us