Edan Archer

Edan Archer

 Miami, Florida, USA
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Edan Archer provides an escape to an alt-country world with pop hooks and Appalachian harmonies, combining classic, Americana songwriting with a rock edge.

Biography

                DESCRIPTON AND BIO

Edan Archer provides an escape to an alt-country world with pop hooks and Appalachian harmonies, combining classic, Americana songwriting with a rock edge. A voice like moonshine and honey carries listeners through bluesy, down-home rock, tointimate, confessional ballads. Her guitar style mixes intricate finger picking, alternate tunings, and rich effects.

    Her new EP Cruel Mother, co-produced by Archer and Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan, Emitt Rhodes, Andy Pratt), offers 5 lushly arranged songs, with Southern soul and just a bit of grit.  Cruel Mother debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Singer Songwriter sales chart and was chosen as one of the best releases of 2016 by Miami New Times.

    Her introduction to music started in her hometown of Gainesville where a young Archer and her sisters (known as the Howlin’ Cooks) would accompany their parents to church choir, as well as to local picking parties where they sang harmonies to folk classics from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and traditional Appalachian murder ballads like the EP’s title track “Cruel Mother”. The family group soon graduated to playing music festivals throughout northern Florida before she was 10. 

    Archer continued her music education with piano and guitar lessons throughout her teens studying briefly at Berklee College of music and then at the University of Florida. She is a strong advocate for youth music programs. Edan Archer is currently promoting the Cruel MotherEP, playing throughout Florida and the Southeast. 

Lyrics

Ain't That Kind

Written By: Edan Archer

I got the hammer, now I need the nail
I got the water, not I need the pail
You got the prisoner but you can't be the jail
I ain't that kind of woman

I know my burdens my burdens I will weigh
you can walk beside me or you can walk away
you can paddle quietly beneath your private wave
but I ain't the kind of woman who can hide it

A kiss on the lips and I never look back
A penny squished on a railroad track
baby in a mansion mama in a shack
I gave you a dollar and a kitten in a sack
Kiss on the cheek and I never think twice
never took a piece of my mama's advice
jump in the creek devil take you for a wife
I ain't the kind of woman who can hide it

I got the liquid now I need the glass
love you to sit with but I ain't gonna ask
same girl you slept with now is breaking fast
and I aint your kind of woman

don't care if nobody knows it but you
if I can't say something nice better say something that's true
you might not like the picture that my heart's blood drew
but I ain't the kind of woman who can fight it

CHORUS
A kiss on the lips.........

A kiss..........
I ain't that kind of woman
I'm defiant

Discography

Cruel Mother 
The Pain Diaries

Set List

Edan Archer tours with her band The Resolve. She also plays solo with a loop station.