|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||alt-country female vocalists singer-songwriter canadian folk country americana|
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her fathers work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawas downtown folk scene and in 1999 released the EP, Building 55, a quirky collection of rootsy country pop. She moved out of the city and into the Quebec countryside to complete the writing for her debut album. Recording work on what would become Failer began in late 2000, with Edwards joined by many colleagues from the Ottawa scene, notably fellow singer-songwriter Jim Bryson and producer Dave Draves. Originally given an independent release in early 2002, Failer was remixed for distribution on the Rounder Records imprint Zöe later in the year. The album drew favourable, if somewhat lazy, comparisons to the work of...