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WC Edgar

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE

Dallas, Texas, United States | INDIE
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22
WC Edgar @ New York City

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Oct
09
WC Edgar @ Niagara Falls New York

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Oct
08
WC Edgar @ Niagara Falls New York

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

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Your gig in Craponne was so perfect ! Thank you man, you're the spirit son of
David Allan Coe and Johnny Cash
Craponne France July 24 2009 - French Fan


Your gig in Craponne was so perfect ! Thank you man, you're the spirit son of
David Allan Coe and Johnny Cash
Craponne France July 24 2009 - French Fan



From Download.coms Editors Pick File...

W.C. Edgar, "Mirrors Don't Lie" The title immediately makes me think of Lefty Frizzell's "I Never Go Around Mirrors," one of the saddest self-deprecating country songs of the last half-century. The smooth-voiced Edgar's song has a hefty dose of that classic Lefty-era golden glory about it - a sound so barroom-sad you'll want to start drinking immediately, even first thing in the morning.
- Download.com Editors Pick!



From Download.coms Editors Pick File...

W.C. Edgar, "Mirrors Don't Lie" The title immediately makes me think of Lefty Frizzell's "I Never Go Around Mirrors," one of the saddest self-deprecating country songs of the last half-century. The smooth-voiced Edgar's song has a hefty dose of that classic Lefty-era golden glory about it - a sound so barroom-sad you'll want to start drinking immediately, even first thing in the morning.
- Download.com Editors Pick!


Review from Take Country Back Internet Radio

WC Edgar moved to Nashville in 1989 to become an artist. He wound up playing steel guitar for top artists who include Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Ty England, Marty Haggard, BB Watson, LeRoy Van Dyke, Dale Watson and Opryland USA. He counts among his friends, other artists that include Tracy Lawrence and Daryle Singletary with whom he learned the ropes of the business. WC, who admittedly doesn't play by Nashville's rules, is now looking for his own deal that includes a guest turn by his friend Daryle Singletary. WC Edgar writes all his own songs that fall into the traditional country vein, drenched in stone country fiddle and weeping steel, and he possesses a deep, rich baritone very reminiscent of that of his friend Daryle Singletary or Trace Adkins. Two of the songs revolve around heartache. "Vegas" has an uptempo two-stepping melody that belies it's melancholy tale of a down-on-his-luck rodeo cowboy mourning his lost love. The swaying shuffle, "Mirrors Don't Lie" is an aching ballad of heartbreak and regret over a shattered relationship. The third song, "Red, White & Black" is a mid-tempo patriotic song, minus the chest thumping jingo-ism that the more recent spate of 'patriotic' songs have leaned towards, and this one instead makes a case for unity plus there's nine more great WC Edgar penned songs on the new CD entitled "Alcohol of Fame". WC Edgar's songs are well written country songs that easily stand up with the best of anything that came out of the neo-traditionalist era from artists like George Strait, Randy Travis, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence and even WC's good friend Daryle Singletary. He also possesses a voice that can easily match any of them and he's an extremely accomplished musician. He's thus far had a bit of success in that some radio stations picked up the cut "Mirrors Don't Lie." Let's hope it's the first step towards WC getting that deal, because he's an artist well worthy of being heard by a far greater audience. - Take Country Back Internet Radio


Review from Take Country Back Internet Radio

WC Edgar moved to Nashville in 1989 to become an artist. He wound up playing steel guitar for top artists who include Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Ty England, Marty Haggard, BB Watson, LeRoy Van Dyke, Dale Watson and Opryland USA. He counts among his friends, other artists that include Tracy Lawrence and Daryle Singletary with whom he learned the ropes of the business. WC, who admittedly doesn't play by Nashville's rules, is now looking for his own deal that includes a guest turn by his friend Daryle Singletary. WC Edgar writes all his own songs that fall into the traditional country vein, drenched in stone country fiddle and weeping steel, and he possesses a deep, rich baritone very reminiscent of that of his friend Daryle Singletary or Trace Adkins. Two of the songs revolve around heartache. "Vegas" has an uptempo two-stepping melody that belies it's melancholy tale of a down-on-his-luck rodeo cowboy mourning his lost love. The swaying shuffle, "Mirrors Don't Lie" is an aching ballad of heartbreak and regret over a shattered relationship. The third song, "Red, White & Black" is a mid-tempo patriotic song, minus the chest thumping jingo-ism that the more recent spate of 'patriotic' songs have leaned towards, and this one instead makes a case for unity plus there's nine more great WC Edgar penned songs on the new CD entitled "Alcohol of Fame". WC Edgar's songs are well written country songs that easily stand up with the best of anything that came out of the neo-traditionalist era from artists like George Strait, Randy Travis, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence and even WC's good friend Daryle Singletary. He also possesses a voice that can easily match any of them and he's an extremely accomplished musician. He's thus far had a bit of success in that some radio stations picked up the cut "Mirrors Don't Lie." Let's hope it's the first step towards WC getting that deal, because he's an artist well worthy of being heard by a far greater audience. - Take Country Back Internet Radio


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WC Edgar is a good ol' boy with that rapidly recognized Texas-sized- talent. His Texas Rain is a special treat.
This recording is "radio-friendly" ... all the way.
-Bill Mack
XM Satellite Radio - XM Satellite Radio


Press

WC Edgar is a good ol' boy with that rapidly recognized Texas-sized- talent. His Texas Rain is a special treat.
This recording is "radio-friendly" ... all the way.
-Bill Mack
XM Satellite Radio - XM Satellite Radio


From the Wall Streel Journal Opinion Page
"Best Of The Webb"
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:34 P.M. EDT

Doubly Negative
VDare.com, the anti-immigrant Web site of immigrant Peter Brimelow, carries a letter from Michael Monastyrskyj that begins: "A couple of days ago I came across a song that might make a good anthem for the immigration reform movement." It's called "America, Red, White and Black" by W.C. Edgar. "Even if honky tonk isn't your kind of music," writes Monastyrskyj (hey, what's with that foreign-sounding name?), "you'll appreciate lyrics like this":

Let's lock these borders down real tight from sea to shining sea,
And make a better tomorrow for you and me
You don't see no white man swimming the Rio Grande
If I want to hear some damn foreign language I'll take the first plane for Mexico or Afghanistan
- Wall Street Journal


From the Wall Streel Journal Opinion Page
"Best Of The Webb"
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2:34 P.M. EDT

Doubly Negative
VDare.com, the anti-immigrant Web site of immigrant Peter Brimelow, carries a letter from Michael Monastyrskyj that begins: "A couple of days ago I came across a song that might make a good anthem for the immigration reform movement." It's called "America, Red, White and Black" by W.C. Edgar. "Even if honky tonk isn't your kind of music," writes Monastyrskyj (hey, what's with that foreign-sounding name?), "you'll appreciate lyrics like this":

Let's lock these borders down real tight from sea to shining sea,
And make a better tomorrow for you and me
You don't see no white man swimming the Rio Grande
If I want to hear some damn foreign language I'll take the first plane for Mexico or Afghanistan
- Wall Street Journal


From Honky Tonkin Music.com
2008 Release. Edgar is probably one of the best kept secrets as far country vocals and musical abilities are concerned and has played steel guitar for a host of country notables including,ALAN JACKSON, TIM McGRAW, DALE WATSON, LEROY VAN DYKE to name just a few. This is a real honkytonker with lots of fiddles, steel guitar, accoustic guitar, piano, bass & drums. The downbeat has lots of bottom on the bass that'll set your toes to tappin'. Edgar's vocals are in the tradition of RANDY TRAVIS with shades of PAYCHECK & HAGGARD on the ballads and a touch of CHARLIE DANIELS on the uptempos. All songs are EDGAR originals and better than most of 'em. 14 tracks with intro by DARYLE SINLETARY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- Honky Tonkin Music.com


From Honky Tonkin Music.com
2008 Release. Edgar is probably one of the best kept secrets as far country vocals and musical abilities are concerned and has played steel guitar for a host of country notables including,ALAN JACKSON, TIM McGRAW, DALE WATSON, LEROY VAN DYKE to name just a few. This is a real honkytonker with lots of fiddles, steel guitar, accoustic guitar, piano, bass & drums. The downbeat has lots of bottom on the bass that'll set your toes to tappin'. Edgar's vocals are in the tradition of RANDY TRAVIS with shades of PAYCHECK & HAGGARD on the ballads and a touch of CHARLIE DANIELS on the uptempos. All songs are EDGAR originals and better than most of 'em. 14 tracks with intro by DARYLE SINLETARY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
- Honky Tonkin Music.com


Yesterday & Today Records (Australia)
W.C. Edgar – “Alcohol of Fame” Every now and again an independent cd comes along which is so good you wonder how the artist isn’t a star of the highest proportion. Vocally W C has a voice which reminds of Merle Haggard’s son, Marty and that is very good. He is also a steel guitarist who toured with the likes of Alan Jackson, surprisingly the aforementioned Marty Haggard….could this be a ruse and it is in fact Marty doing the vocals????? Well that is my conspiracy theory of the month, even if I would be wrong. He is an exceptional writer and has written all 12 songs without a collaborator. “You Never Had Forever In Mind” is a great a-grade lyric about the one sided end of a relationship. “Alcohol of Fame”, is different to the song of a few years ago but every bit as good. “Mirrors Don’t Lie” (not the Gene Watson song) features the equally fine voiced Darryl Singletary. Just to prove he could write 3 songs with the same title as a well known song he does an excellent “Close Up the Honky Tonks”, a full bore honky tonk number. Several tracks have a rodeo theme and “Vegas” couples the rodeo theme with the break up of a relationship. “Barrels and Bottles” is an upbeat number about a guy who goes to watch his girl in the barrel races whilst he himself prefers the bottles. “Texas Rain” is another breakup song with a great conversational style and a few nice organ runs. You could never accuse W C of having great romantic success. One or two tracks have a Charlie Daniels style “if it ain’t American..it ain’t” style lyric but the vocals are so good you will overlook this. Knock me down with a feather….WC is touring Australia and will be playing Sydney in June and Melbourne end of May. Great album. - Yesterday & Today Records Australia


From Download.coms Editors Pick File...

W.C. Edgar, "Mirrors Don't Lie" The title immediately makes me think of Lefty Frizzell's "I Never Go Around Mirrors," one of the saddest self-deprecating country songs of the last half-century. The smooth-voiced Edgar's song has a hefty dose of that classic Lefty-era golden glory about it - a sound so barroom-sad you'll want to start drinking immediately, even first thing in the morning.
- Download.com


Yesterday & Today Records (Australia)
W.C. Edgar – “Alcohol of Fame” Every now and again an independent cd comes along which is so good you wonder how the artist isn’t a star of the highest proportion. Vocally W C has a voice which reminds of Merle Haggard’s son, Marty and that is very good. He is also a steel guitarist who toured with the likes of Alan Jackson, surprisingly the aforementioned Marty Haggard….could this be a ruse and it is in fact Marty doing the vocals????? Well that is my conspiracy theory of the month, even if I would be wrong. He is an exceptional writer and has written all 12 songs without a collaborator. “You Never Had Forever In Mind” is a great a-grade lyric about the one sided end of a relationship. “Alcohol of Fame”, is different to the song of a few years ago but every bit as good. “Mirrors Don’t Lie” (not the Gene Watson song) features the equally fine voiced Darryl Singletary. Just to prove he could write 3 songs with the same title as a well known song he does an excellent “Close Up the Honky Tonks”, a full bore honky tonk number. Several tracks have a rodeo theme and “Vegas” couples the rodeo theme with the break up of a relationship. “Barrels and Bottles” is an upbeat number about a guy who goes to watch his girl in the barrel races whilst he himself prefers the bottles. “Texas Rain” is another breakup song with a great conversational style and a few nice organ runs. You could never accuse W C of having great romantic success. One or two tracks have a Charlie Daniels style “if it ain’t American..it ain’t” style lyric but the vocals are so good you will overlook this. Knock me down with a feather….WC is touring Australia and will be playing Sydney in June and Melbourne end of May. Great album. - Yesterday & Today Records Australia


The Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson North Dakota
had this to say about WC Edgar
"We want you back soon"!
Connie Abraham the Entertainment & Marketing Director
This is a nice casino but the entertainment management staff is very hard to contact and do not EVER return phone calls or Emails so keep trying!
6/12/2009
- Dakota Magic Casino


The Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson North Dakota
had this to say about WC Edgar
"We want you back soon"!
Connie Abraham the Entertainment & Marketing Director
This is a nice casino but the entertainment management staff is very hard to contact and do not EVER return phone calls or Emails so keep trying!
6/12/2009
- Dakota Magic Casino


A must buy album!
author: Kjell Horlin
Lots of CD's comes my way each month and I am very pleased to put a CD like this in my player. No need to skip some tracks, very great country music from the first track to the last. You get it all here: uptempo stompers, shuffles, tearjerking ballads all penned by W. C. Edgar himself who sings with a real country voice not far from Merle Haggard when he goes down deep... Don't let this CD stay out of your collection if you like real hard core country music! Kjell Horlin, MCWC Country Radio Sweden
- Radio Sweden


A must buy album!
author: Kjell Horlin
Lots of CD's comes my way each month and I am very pleased to put a CD like this in my player. No need to skip some tracks, very great country music from the first track to the last. You get it all here: uptempo stompers, shuffles, tearjerking ballads all penned by W. C. Edgar himself who sings with a real country voice not far from Merle Haggard when he goes down deep... Don't let this CD stay out of your collection if you like real hard core country music! Kjell Horlin, MCWC Country Radio Sweden
- Radio Sweden


From Alain Joris (Radio Columbia 106.9 fm, Belgium)

2008 begins very good with WC Edgar!!!
This guy knows how write a real country song,and he makes that very very good!!!
Don't miss one of the 2008 revelation (yes, already), only if you like real country music.
Hardcore country music lives ever in Nashville, WC Edgar is one of the proof, don't miss him!!!!
Alain Joris (Radio Columbia 106.9 fm,Belgium) - Belgium Radio DJ


From Alain Joris (Radio Columbia 106.9 fm, Belgium)

2008 begins very good with WC Edgar!!!
This guy knows how write a real country song,and he makes that very very good!!!
Don't miss one of the 2008 revelation (yes, already), only if you like real country music.
Hardcore country music lives ever in Nashville, WC Edgar is one of the proof, don't miss him!!!!
Alain Joris (Radio Columbia 106.9 fm,Belgium) - Belgium Radio DJ


Discography

First self penned CD "Alcohol Of Fame" getting lots of airplay world wide. It features Daryle Singletary on a track with him. The next self penned CD is due out 1.3.2011

The self penned single "Close Up The Honky Tonks" peaked out at #9 on the Main New Music Weekly Country Chart.

The new self penned CD 'Old School Survivor' was released May 4, 2011 Worldwide and is selling great everywhere from Amazon to iTunes & 100 other places.

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W.C. Edgar/Alcohol Of Fame
Writer; W.C. Edgar
Producer; W.C. Edgar with Greg Cole
Publisher; W.C. Edgar Music BMI
Universal Vision Entertainment Nashville

W.C. Edgar is here to remind us that in Country Music, there should always be room for something like "Alcohol Of Fame".

As you might expect from the title tune, Edgar's CD is Hardcore honky-tonk. He's a veteran steel guitarist for artists ranging from Alan Jackson to Dale Watson, from Tim McGraw to Johnny Lee. Now he is at last the front man, and he sings with great conviction, plus he wrote every song solo. As long as there are artists like this still making records, I'm a happy camper.
Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine,

W. C. EDGAR BIO & ALBUM Profile:
Alcohol of Fame...
In a not so perfect world filled with a facade of pretty faced boy bands with absolutely no substance, and lame reality "Idol" shows filled with bad karaoke shower singers, stands a guy at six foot three who's paid his dues in Country Music.

WC Edgar has ridden a lot of roads in both rickety vans and million-dollar tour buses since his start in country music playing steel guitar for the likes of Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Marty Haggard, Ty England, Jeff Carson, Dale Watson, Leroy Van Dyke, Johnny Lee as well as The Country Music USA Show at Nashville's once famed Opryland USA.

But now, at last, it's his turn. He's the new Country Music Artist and has taken the time to make an album of his own that includes his buddy Daryle Singletary helping him out on the last line of a WC Edgar ballad titled "Mirrors Don't Lie". Remarkably, Edgar wrote every song on the album without the aid of a single co-writer. These aren't just good songs, they're classic ones. He's mastered the sounds and idioms of Country Music in it's rhinestone heyday.
Alcohol of Fame is a beacon of traditional Country Music, one that sparkles with fiddles, steel guitars and tales of drinking too much and loving too hard. It's one of the most exciting collections to come down the pike in years.

Alcohol of Fame is more than an album, It's an event. Prepare to be astounded!
Edward Morris

Former Editor Billboard Nashville