XPN Fest Recap: Kathleen Edwards makes a grand return on the River Stage

Kathleen Edwards | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN

Singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is an XPN fest veteran. She’s also been on hiatus since 2012, and appeared very eager to be back and in action today. Upon jumping on the River Stage, she told a story about her many times performing, even before we were situated at Camden waterfront. “Change The Sheets” was a fantastic way to begin her set, as it set the mood that Edwards was going for. Continue reading →


Just Announced: Dawes and Kathleen Edwards will play the Electric Factory in July

Dawes | photo courtesy of the artist

Two XPN favorites are joining forces this summer when California rockers Dawes and Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards share the stage of the Electric Factory on Saturday, July 16th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 15th.

Dawes continues to support last year’s warmly-recieved album All Your Favorite Bands, while Edwards – who stepped back from music in 2014 to focus on running a coffee shop in Ottawa – makes her return to the stage. No word yet on whether new music is involved too, but hey, any Kathleen Edwards is cool with us. Her last release was 2012’s Voyageur. Continue reading →


XPoNential Fest: Kathleen Edwards closes the second day day at Wiggins Park (photos, audio, setlist)

Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards concluded the festivities yesterday at Wiggins Park before the show moved over to the Susquehanna Bank Center for triple header Dr. Dog, The Avett Brothers, and Wilco. Edwards sang sultry and melodious tunes from her album, Voyageur, delicately swooning the crowd so, that someone in the audience gave her a bouquet of flowers. This pop rock gal is steadily becoming a sensation, be sure to watch out for her in the upcoming future. And check out the photo gallery of her set above and the setlist below. Listen to her whole performance here (via the WXPN media player). Continue reading →


Video: Kathleen Edwards and Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) from World Cafe Live

Kathleen Edwards performed last night at World Cafe Live. Her new record, Voyageur, was co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and last night’s concert goers were treated to a special appearance from Vernon. Special thanks to the guys from Philly’s Work Drugs for the photos they took during the show. They commented: “Justin definitely played the role of side man, singing and playing guitar on some cuts from the new record.”

Below, you can watch a fan video of the song “12 Bellevue.”


Tonight: XPN Welcomes Kathleen Edwards at World Cafe Live

Changes in an artist’s style of sound can signify many things. In Kathleen Edwards’ case, the transition from pure Americana to a softer, indie-rock-oriented feel reveals the heartache and dismay that resulted from her toll-taking divorce. Edwards’ latest album, Voyageur, is the telling of her recent split from musician and producer Colin Cripps; the album was produced by her new romantic interest, Bon Iver front man Justin Vernon. (Hence the heavy indie-rock influence.) “Change The Sheets,” the first single from “Voyageur,” is a moving and mournful song that conveys exactly what it was meant to, with Edwards’ crystal-clear vocals and dejected, almost defeated lyrics. As Edwards leaves a complicated relationship behind, she simultaneously delves head-first into a lighter, more refreshing sound. Kathleen Edwards performs with Hannah Georgas at 8 p.m. at World Café Live; tickets to the all-ages show range in price from $29 to $39. —Lisa Henderson


Watch Kathleen Edwards’ performance from last night’s Letterman (Edwards performs on Feb. 1st at World Cafe Live)

Last night, Kathleen Edwards appeared on Late Show With David Letterman to perform the song “Change The Sheets” off her new album, Voyageur. The Canadian singer-songwriter’s fourth album was co-produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and came out earlier this week via Zoë/Rounder Records. You can watch a video of the performance below. On February 1st, XPN Welcomes Edwards to World Cafe Live; you can purchase tickets here.

Kathleen Edwards performs with Hannah Georgas at 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 1st; tickets to the show are $29–$42.


Kathleen Edwards debuts new video, playing World Cafe Live in February

Kathleen Edwards debuted a new video for “Change The Sheets,” a song from her forthcoming album Voyageur (due on January 17th). The album was produced by Edwards and Justin Vernon. Watch the video below (and keep your eyes open for a cameo from the recently Grammy-nominated Vernon). Also below, listen to “Sidecar” from Voyageur.

Edwards performs at World Cafe Live on Wednesday, February 1st. For more information and tickets go here.

Kathleen Edwards – Sidecar by Kathleen Edwards


Just announced: Kathleen Edwards playing at World Cafe Live on February 1st

Kathleen Edwards is releasing a new album on January 17th called Voyageur. Today, she announced tour dates in January and February with a stop in Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 1st, at World Cafe Live. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18th at 10 a.m. Kathleen’s new album was produced by herself and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). Below, listen to “Change The Sheets” from the album.

Kathleen Edwards – Change The Sheets by Rounder Records