Kathleen Edwards announces third disc for 2008
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
– Rootsy Canadian singer Kathleen Edwards will release "Asking for Flowers," her first new album in 3 years March 4, 2008 on Rounder/Zoe.
The disc features 11 new songs, all written by Edwards. The music was recorded in 2007, mostly at Plyrz Studio in Los Angeles. The album was co-produced by Edwards and Jim Scott (Whiskeytown), and features keyboardist Benmont Tench from The Heartbreakers, drummer Don Heffington (Bob Dylan, The Wallflowers), bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen), guitarist Colin Cripps (Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams), and pedal steel ace Greg Leisz (Sheryl Crow, Wilco, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss).
Edwards's last release was "Back To Me" in 2005.
The track list for "Asking for Flowers" is:
2. The Cheapest Key
3. Asking For Flower
4. Alicia Ross
5. I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory
6. Oil Man's War
7. Sure As Shit
9. Oh Canada
10. Scared At Night
11. Goodnight, California
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