This spring we had a chance to see some of our friends perform. Edward also had the opportunity to play a private show with a couple of his musical influences, opening for one and singing a duet with another. The manager in me had to take a couple of Mom moments!
Since we weren't on the road, this summer Edward has been writing, connecting with musical friends and playing with some of them. There's a weekly farmers' market that has let them jam on the band stand, and the comments have all been quite positive. I'm not sure why people assume that a band of teenagers would only play obnoxious music, and play it badly, but that is apparently the case. I love to see their faces when the guys pick a key, play jazz improvs on it for ten minutes, and then slide hard into Folsom Prison Blues. My favorite part of these jams of course, is when they play Edward's music. I love him with just the guitar (or piano), but adding other instruments really changes the game. James is on drums, and he cracks me up almost as much as Edward does. They are very much alike, according to Edward, so imagine two of him in the same room. God help us! Alex lends a whole different feel to the songs, switching effortlessly between sax and flute. Austin and Caton swap off lead guitar, depending upon which one is available. Both are excellent players who really round out the sound. They played for our annual Parrothead charity luau, and really impressed everybody.
In other news, Candy for Bread Map was reviewed by Music Review Unsigned (Dublin, IRE) and given 5 stars! Read it under the Press tab. Edward was also included in the '50 Indie acoustic artists you don't want to miss' in Indie Music News Reviewer mag. They picked their top 25 out of over 3,200 submissions, and then couldn't resist adding an honorable mention section. In the top 75 out of 3,200 ain't too shabby!
Independent Music News included You're to Blame on their compilation album, Folk Artists 2012! Check out the link to download it for FREE under Discography!
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