“a brilliant return, filled with the vivid, intimate storytelling she’s long been adored for” – Sounds Like Nashville
If you ask Kathleen Edwards, the best thing she ever did was quit.
By 2014, the singer-songwriter had released four studio albums and amassed widespread critical acclaim. She had been touring since the release of her 2012 album, Voyageur, and the prospect of returning home — only to start writing her way toward another album, and another tour — felt impossibly daunting. She put her guitar away, at least for awhile: she moved back to her hometown of Ottawa and settled down in Stittsville, an old village on the western edge of town. A running inside joke with bandmate Jim Bryson about opening a coffee shop and naming it “Quitters” became reality. For years, the only new music she heard was playing in the background while she served her regulars at the shop, where she slowly started to fall in love with music again.
Edwards made her long-anticipated return to music with Total Freedom, her fifth studio album out August 14th, 2022 via Dualtone Records. Written and recorded in Canada and Nashville with longtime collaborator/guitarist, Jim Bryson, and Grammy-winning songwriter/producer, Fitchuk, Total Freedom is both a return to form and a “hard reset,” one that empowered Edwards to write and perform entirely on her terms.
Join Landmark on Main Street in celebrating Edwards return on September 21, 2022.
With opening performance by Matt Sucich:
Matt Sucich writes songs mostly with a pen and sings them, always, with his mouth. His last name is pronounced Sue.Sitch and his latest LP is called Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself, and features performances from long-time collaborators, friends, and bandmates, including a guest appearance from Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. Tracked over the summer of 2020 in Brooklyn, NY, with co-producer and engineer, Jeff Fettig, Sucich’s lyrics are front-and-center in a mostly hushed production from the storytelling of the opening track, “Make Peace” to the vignettes of the album closer, “New Normal.”