Paul Edelman-The Jangling Sparrow
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Paul Edelman-The Jangling Sparrow

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
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"Doug Wallen" hears Paul Edelmans, wounded voice and splintered storytelling and expects a middle aged man in greasy flannel shirt and work boots. It's a surprise then to see a handsome, clean cut guy who could still be in college shuffle onstage and start belting out country songs as true as any that emerged from the glory days of Nashville..both tender and tough, and (his) albums first lyric "Well, he was lanky but stronger than his look", could just as easily apply to him. - Philadelphia Weekly

"Marianne Ebertowski"

“Everything about [North & Susquehanna] may be low budget, but nothing is cheap. It is, in fact, the most stunningly beautiful piece of 'Cosmic American Music' this reviewer has come across since
the golden times of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.”


"Liz Spikol"

“Someone-- not Paul Edelman-- sent me this basically perfect self-produced folk CD because
he just wanted to get the word out. So here: the word is out.” - Philadelphia Weekly

"Melissa Amos"

“As good as the album is, the heartbreaking 'Letter in the Dirt' truly brings it home. It’s a
sad slow dance waiting to happen; it’s a lonely road trip in progress. Above all, it’s more than
enough to convince you: this is what country should be.” -


cuts from the EP North American and Susquehanna are currently being played on 88.5 WXPN-Philadelphia
88.1 WMBR Boston 88.9WBZC-Pemberton 103.3 WBRB-Princeton
88.1 WBSR &90.3 WRIU-Providence
WNCW - Asheville (playing a few new releases)
There are also several internet sights playing Paul Edelman including;
Keep It Country-France The Hillbilly Rockhouse-Germany Alt Country Cooking-Netherlands and Germany

North American and Susquehanna
Currently recording 3rd LP



Almost born on the airplane from Columbus to Philly, The Jangling Sparrow prefers to quietly let others play their hand.
He has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with stories and lyrics that raise the level of understanding and compassion for anyone within earshot.
Edgy and Misty, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical prowess and raw performances are the stuff that make people feel that they've truly discovered a great secret and earned him universal respect by peers.
Veteran of notable Philadelphia bands, The Butcher Holler Boys, Naked Omaha and The Boxcars, and The Jangling Sparrows, Paul has shared bills with Scott Miller, Robert Earl Kean, James McMurtry, Neko Case, Big Sandy, Langhorne Slim, Patty Larkin, Marah, Matt Hebert, Cordero, McGowan, Drive-by Truckers, Buried Beds, Twinemen, Neil Cleary, Bottle Rockets, among many others.
Paul has worked with some of the industries greatest names, he has recorded with Jimmy Johnson (founder Muscle Shoals Studio), Nashville Session Staple drummer, Martin Parker (Ricky Scaggs, Pattti Loveless) And Keyboardist Steve Fordham ( Mavis Staples)
Paul recently relocated to Asheville, NC where he quickly grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition and is set to release his new album in summer 2012.
You can sample and purchase The Jangling Sparrows first two albums at