Don Edwards

Years at Winfield: 

Don Edwards continues to build a recorded legacy enriching our vision of the American West. In its tales of the day-to-day lives and emotions of those who have lived it, his ballads paint a sweeping landscape of both mind and heart, keeping alive the sights, sounds and feelings of this most American contribution to culture and art. He is so much more than a singer. His voice is the soul of a poet; a man who has never succumbed to any temptation to present a glamorized or romanticized version of the West. His music deals with bad weather and petty motivation, with sadness, nostalgia and longing as parts of the landscape like any other.

Don Edwards has two albums, "Guitars & Saddle Songs" and "Songs of the Cowboy", included in the Folklore Archives of the Library of CongressRe-recorded and expanded to a double CD/cassette called Saddle Songs, this project on Western Jubliee Records, was named Best Folk/Traditional Album of the year at the annual INDIE Awards Ceremony held in May of 1998. He has twice received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's "Wrangler Award" for Outstanding Traditional Western Music, for his recording "Chant of the Wanderer" in 1992 and in 1996 for "West of Yesterday". His recordings under the Warner Western label, "Goin' Back to Texas", "Songs of the Trail", "The Bard & The Balladeer" and "West of Yesterday", have spawned a new audience for his craft. He has entertained throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Europe and the Far East. Be sure to check out his newest CD "Kin to the Wind".