Ken Edwards

Ken Edwards

BandCountryRock

Country Music without all the tricks. Ken Edwards and His Well Strung Band deliver a sound that rivals that of the "glitz and glamour" pop acts country music shoves down your throat. This country-rock group keeps you entertained with raw vocals, energetic rythyms and hot telecaster solos.

Biography

Ken Edwards learned to play his first guitar chord his freshman year in college. After a year he
began to play weekly acoustic gigs at The Gin (a legendary watering hole located in Oxford,
Mississippi) where he covered songs from his Texas Country influences as well as country music's
original honky-tonk heroes.

Upon graduation from Ole Miss, Edwards put away his guitar and moved to Nashville with a
marketing degree and a "real-world obligation" to get a nine-to-five job. After deciding the coat
and tie career was not what he wanted, Edwards moved back to his home state of Mississippi with
a new found desire to get into the home improvement business. Working construction enabled him
to continue playing music and inspired his songwriting. Two years later, Edwards formed a band
whose sound rivaled that of today's pop-country music. Their live shows began to make a name for
them about town.

Ken Edwards and His Well Strung Band have taken their music throughout the region, playing
venues in college towns and cities in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.
In the bands short time together they have opened for recording artists Jack Ingram, Chris Knight,
Dierks Bentley and Pat Green. Edwards has also shared the stage with Cory Morrow, Charlie Robison
and his original inspiration, Robert Earl Keen.

Ken Edwards debut CD "A Long Time Coming" was finished in September of 2004. The band released
a live album in November of 2005 and will be finished with Edwards's second project, "Nashvillywood" in April 2006.
With a classic bar room sound that is influenced by artists ranging from Steve Earle to Jerry Jeff Walker,
Ken Edwards and His Well Strung Band are poised to make their mark on the up and coming progressive
country music scene.

Discography

Ken Edwards - "A Long Time Coming" (2004)
Ken Edwards and His Well Strung Band Live (2005)
Ken Edwards - "Nashvillywood" (Release 4/20/06)

Set List

Ken Edwards and His Well Strung Band play original material. On most occasions you will hear covers thrown in ranging from Steve Earle and Robert Earl Keen to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.

- Venues Played -

Shadow Canyon - College Station, TX
Zapatos Cantina - College Station, TX
White Elephant Saloon - Ft. Worth, TX
Woody's Tavern - Ft. Worth, TX
Lucy's - San Marcos, TX
Suede - Dallas, TX
The Back Porch - Tuscaloosa, AL
5 Points Grill - Birmingham, AL
The Sutler - Nashville, TN
New Daisy - Memphis, TN
The Library - Oxford, MS
Proud Larry's - Oxford, MS
George Street Grocery - Jackson, MS
Headliners - Jackson, MS
Mellow Mushroom - Baton Rouge, LA