The word "legend" is often used to describe veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards, whose 1971 million-selling song "Sunshine" ("go away today...") brought him instant fame. During his 29-year career he has recorded 13 albums and collaborated with artists like Emmylou Harris, Maura O'Connell, Jimmy Buffett, Christine Lavin, and Cheryl Wheeler. His 1987 album, LITTLE HANDS, was selected by the National Library Association as a "Notable Children's Recording." His varied career has included theater, commercials, record production, and a movie soundtrack. In 2000 he narrated and performed in a 13-week travel series for Media Artists entitled "Cruising America's Waterways", which is being shown on PBS-TV stations from coast to coast. Media Artists also released his newest CD, appropriately titled "Cruising America's Waterways".
Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate Taylor's dual musical heritage is one she shared with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and her late brother Alex. Kate's roots run deep in the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of her southern upbringing and in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise the balance of her family's musical legacy.
Fronting her own band at the age of fifteen, Kate signed her first recording contract with Atlantic/Cotillion records at nineteen under the tutelage of famed producer Peter Asher. Kate further recorded for Columbia Records, produced by James Taylor and acclaimed Muscle Shoals/Nashville producer Barry Beckett.
Though her musical roots are rich and diverse she blends them seamlessly and effortlessly. Whether performing in a coffeehouse or an amphitheater, Kate has a warmth and joy that creates a connectedness between artist and audience that is enduring.
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