Kenny Edwards

Kenny Edwards

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An original founder of the Stoneponeys with Linda Ronstadt, Kenny was and is a central character in the southern California acoustic music scene from the 60's to the present playing Americana and blues flavored folk.

Biography

Kenny Edwards Bio: In 1965, Kenny was a co-founder of The Stone Poneys, along with Linda Ronstadt and Bobby Kimmel, and with them made several albums on Capitol Records, toured, and became well-known in the new American folk-rock movement of the 1960Õs. Since then he has collaborated and played with the likes of Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Warren Zevon, and even Ringo Starr. The term Òmusical legendÓ is applied far too liberally these days, and those who are truly deserving of such accolades tend to be the least comfortable with embracing them. Kenny Edwards truly is a musical legend. One of the main characters in the American folk-rock movement of the late-sixties and early seventies, audiences soon realize how very familiar they are with the sound of Edwards' voice and his wonderful musicianship. Since starting out in the Stone Poneys, Edwards has collaborated and played with the likes of Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Warren Zevon, and even Ringo Starr. But perhaps the most revealing impression he has made to date has been on his one-and-only self-titled solo offering.
After the Stone Poneys, Kenny lived and worked right in the heart of LA's "Troubadour daysÓ. During this time he teamed up with Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, and Andrew Gold to form the legendary band Bryndle, ultimately signed to A&M. Kenny and Andrew went on to become the backbone of Linda Ronstadt's band, and were central to the Ronstadt sound during her hit years in the Ô70s. In Kenny's case, he also supplied Ronstadt with material - he introduced her to the music of Karla Bonoff, and he co-wrote with Linda himself on occasion. During this time Kenny also produced Karla Bonoff's debut album and two more for CBS.
Perhaps the most revealing impression he has made to date has been on his one-and-only self-titled solo offering, released in the Summer of 2002. He teamed with producer Freddie Koella, musical director for Willy Deville, for this CD. "It's pretty intimate and homey sounding and I like that after all the band oriented music I've been involved with over the years. To that end I resisted calling on the great talents of my friends in many cases just to let this CD be what it is."

some appearances:
-Eddies Attic
-Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
-Rocky Mountain Folks Fest
-Swallow Hill
-Freight & Salvage
-Alladin Theater
-Lobero Theater
-Healdsburg Guitar Festival
-Tales From The Tavern, Santa Ynez
-Barns At Wolftrap
-Appel Farm, NJ

Lyrics

Misery & Happiness

Written By: Kenny Edwards & Keith Sewell

MISERY & HAPPINESS

You never were an angel
But you sure enough brought me
Down to my knees and pray
Here in the darkness I have found
That losing you is hell to pay
No woman ever hurt me so bad
Never made me feel so good
I don’t want to forget you
Though I know I should

I hear the sound of the morning rain
But I don’t want to end this dream
It’s the one in the field again
When I hear you calling out to me
Girl I know it’s just a dream
But it’s the only dream that I have left
You’ll always be my misery and my happiness

You tore me apart
And I’m a lucky man
Some poor hearts never had the chance
I know its bittersweet
But you’re the one I never will forget
You’ll always be my misery and my happiness

No Tears

Written By: Kenny Edwards

NO TEARS

When I was a boy
I went swimming in a lake
I went out a little too far, a big mistake
My daddy came and got me
And when he pulled me to the shore
He said,” Don’t make people pay for the
Risks you take”

No tears, no tears
I will stand up like a man and face my fears
No tears, no tears
But this aching in my heart won’t disappear

Not so long ago you would have been
Deep down in my arms
Tonight you don’t even want to look my way
Your future’s all arranged
And I can see that I’m not in it
If you’re going to go there’s
No more I can say

Now the nights will keep on falling
And the days will dawn again
And I know that you will break me
Before I let you see me bend
I thought I learned my lesson once
I guess I’ll have to try again

The Way I Love You

Written By: K Edwards, W. Waldman, F. Koella

Days are getting shorter
They keep moving on
Seems like the summer
Is almost gone
Its gone
Its gone

Now once I was taller
Once I was strong
You gave yourself to me
And I did you wrong
Did you wrong
Did you wrong

Flowers in the field are fading
Everything keeps spinning around
Nothing in this world’s unchanging
Only the way I love you now

Over the ocean dark birds start to fly
Come hold me closer
My darling don’t cry
Don’t cry
Don’t cry

gone Again

Written By: Kenny Edwards & Tom Kell

GONE AGAIN

I went to the store to get some apple pie
Told my little darlin IÕd be back bye and bye
You said you would be waiting
But you know itÕs a lie
Baby you were gone again

Last time that you left me you said never again
Said that youÕd stand by me through thick and through thin
Man it didnÕt to long for the worry to begin
Cause baby you were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
The last time you left me was with my best friend
Baby you were gone again

What about that time down in El Cajon
That fellow said you just wouldnÕt leave him alone
I spent fifty Ðtwo dollars trying to reach you on the phone
Cause baby your were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
All of these excuses are getting pretty thin
Baby you were gone again

You stood right beside me on our wedding day
The preacher said Òhold on to her,
DonÕt let her get awayÓ
He must have known something but he just wouldnÕt say
Cause baby you were gone again

Now people tell me I am a patient man
I wait around just as much as I can
But that boy in Louisiana was you forty-second man

Baby you were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
Desertion must have been your original sin
Baby you were gone again

gone Again

Written By: Kenny Edwards & Tom Kell

GONE AGAIN

I went to the store to get some apple pie
Told my little darlin IÕd be back bye and bye
You said you would be waiting
But you know itÕs a lie
Baby you were gone again

Last time that you left me you said never again
Said that youÕd stand by me through thick and through thin
Man it didnÕt to long for the worry to begin
Cause baby you were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
The last time you left me was with my best friend
Baby you were gone again

What about that time down in El Cajon
That fellow said you just wouldnÕt leave him alone
I spent fifty Ðtwo dollars trying to reach you on the phone
Cause baby your were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
All of these excuses are getting pretty thin
Baby you were gone again

You stood right beside me on our wedding day
The preacher said Òhold on to her,
DonÕt let her get awayÓ
He must have known something but he just wouldnÕt say
Cause baby you were gone again

Now people tell me I am a patient man
I wait around just as much as I can
But that boy in Louisiana was you forty-second man

Baby you were gone again

Gone again
Gone again
Desertion must have been your original sin
Baby you were gone again

Resurrection Road

Written By: Kenny Edwards/Katy Moffat

RESURRECTION ROAD Kenny Edwards & Katy Moffatt 10/25/04

A WOMAN WHO just PLAYS AT LOVE
DRIVES THE LIFE RIGHT FROM YOUR SOUL (feeds right out of your soul)
GOTTA GET OUT FAST, BUT THERE IS NO MAP
TO GET ME UP FROM THIS HOLE

MY HEART IS WEAK AND WEARY
GOT NO FURTHER DOWN TO GO
RUNNIN OUT OF TIME, LORD I NEED TO FIND
RESURRECTION ROAD

LOVE MAY BE A GAMBLE
BUT TO HER IT'S JUST A GAME
DOWN THE DARKEST HIGHWAY
SHE'LL DRIVE YOU FROM YOUR LANE

THE BRIDGES THEY ARE ICY AND BLACK
AND THE WHEELS THEY WILL NOT HOLD
GIVE ME SOLID GROUND AND I'LL TURN AROUND
ONTO RESURRECTION ROAD

RELEASE ME FROM THESE BITTER WINDS
SALVATION FIND ME JUST AROUND THE BEND

RELEASE ME FROM THESE BURNING STONES
SALVATION FIND ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE

THEY SAY THE HEART HAS REASONS
EVEN REASON DOESN'T SEE
IS THERE SOME REDEMPTION
FROM FAILED LOVE'S CRUELTY

WITH SOME MILES BETWEEN US
I'LL PUT DOWN THIS HEAVY LOAD
FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME I'LL MAKE THE CLIMB
TO RESURRECTION ROAD

AND I'LL LEAVE BEHIND THE DETOUR SIGNS
ON RESURRECTION ROAD

Fever

Written By: Kenny Edwards

in a downtown bar staring at the tv sitting here all alone
sometimes it feels like a thousand years
since I heard your voice even on the phone
chili peppers howl full of love and rage
under a bridge where they hang around
I GOT A LONG TRADITION OF MISSING THAT BUS
a bridge could hold me up when i get down

cho:
i got the fever - let it burn away my sorrow
i got the fever- I'll be very well tomorrow
i got the fever

I look for magic in the air - stuck here on the ground
any day now you'll come back
smile and throw your arms around me
Hope and inspiration are not enough to keep me sane
I wait for the heat of your touch
i will go up in flames

cho.

i've been up and down in cities and towns been trusted and betrayed
i've felt the sun come up on me and seen it sink and fade
and I will lay down in this bed i hardly knew i made
give up everything else for a bit of your love
seems like a pretty good trade

Discography

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys
The Stone Poneys
vocals, guitar, songwriter
1967

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys
Evergreen Vol. 2
vocals, guitar, sitar, songwriter
1967

Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys
Stone Poneys and Friends Vol. 3
vocals, guitar, songwriter
1968

Steve Ambrose
Gypsy Moth
bass, harmonica, mandolin
1972

Stone Poneys
Stoney End
(a collection)
vocal, guitar, songwriter
1972

Wendy Waldman
Love Has Got Me
vocals, bass, mandolin, guitar and slide guitar
1973

Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
bass
1973

Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel
vocals, bass
1974

Wendy Waldman
Gypsy Symphony
vocals, bass, guitar
1974

Rita Coolidge
Rita Coolidge
vocals
1974

B.W. Stevenson
Calabasas
vocals
1974

Linda Ronstadt
Prisoner In Disguise
vocals, bass
1975

Wendy Waldman
Wendy Waldman
vocals, guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar
1975

Andrew Gold
Andrew Gold
vocals, bass, guitar
1975

Iain Matthews
Go For Broke
bass
1975

Albert Brooks
A Star Is Bought
bass
1975

Linda Ronstadt
Hasten Down The Wind
vocals, mandolin, bass, songwriter
1976

Wendy Waldman
The Main Refrain
vocals, bass, guitar
1976

Andrew Gold
What's Wrong With This Picture
vocals, bass, guitar
1976

Linda Ronstadt
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
vocals, bass, guitar
1976

Tom Pacheco
Swallowed Up In American Heartland
vocals
1976

John David Souther
Black Rose
bass
1976

Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams
vocals, bass
1977

Chi Coltrane
Road To Tomorrow
bass
1977

Coast To Coast
Coast To Coast
bass
1977

Karla Bonoff
Karla Bonoff
producer, bass, vocals, guitars, mandolin
1977

Linda Ronsadt
Living in the U.S.A.
vocals, bass
1978

Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
bass
1978

Andrew Gold
All This And Heaven Too
vocals, bass, guitar
1978

Karla Bonoff
Restless Nighs
producer, bass, vocals, mandolin, songwriter
1979

J. D. Souther
You're Only Lonely
vocals, bass
1979

Bonnie Raitt
Glow
vocals
1979

Jennifer Warnes
Shot Throught The Heart
keyboards, vocals
1979

Louise Goffin
Kid Blue
bass
1979

Linda Ronsadt
Mad Love
vocals, bass
1980

Danny Kortchmar
Innuendo
bass
1980

Linda Ronstadt
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
vocals, bass, guitar
1980

Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera
vocals
1981

Louise Goffin
Louise Goffin
bass
1981

Juice Newton
Juice
vocals
1981

Rita Coolidge
Heartbreak Radio
vocals
1981

Linda Ronstadt
Get Closer
vocals
1982

Karla Bonoff
Wild Heart Of The Young
producer, vocals, electric guitar, songwriter
1982

Don Henley
I Can't Stand Still
electric guitar, bass
1982

Warren Zevon
The Envoy
guitars, co-writer
1982

Stevie Nicks
Wild Heart
bass
1983

Ringo Starr
Old Wave
bass
1983

Rosemary Butler
Rose

1983

Juice Newton
Can't Wait All Night
vocals
1984

Stevie Nicks
Rock A Little
bass
1985

Charlie Daniels Band
Me And The Boys
vocals
1985

Linda Ronstadt
Dolly Parton
Emmylou Harris
Trio
bass
1987

Eikichi Yazawa
Flash In Japan
vocals
1987

Karla Bonoff
New World
vocals
1988

Kimm Rogers
Soundtrack Of My Life
bass
1990

Brothers Figaro
Gypsy

Set List

Gotta Let It Go
So many ways
Misery & happiness
No Tears
The Fever
There in Your Eyes
Resurrection Road
Roll em Easy
Only the way I love you
In My Dream
Statesboro blues
Bad Medicine