Kathleen Edwards Biography
Quick Facts Kathleen Edwards
- NameKathleen Edwards
- FatherLeonard Edwards
- Birth Place Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Profession singer, musician, songwriter
- Married to Justin Vernon, Colin Cripps
- Divorce Justin Vernon 2011, Colin Cripps 2012
- Albums “Failer”, “Hockey Skates” and “Six O’Clock News”
Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian singer, musician, and songwriter. She released her debut album “Failer” in 2013. Her debut album contains the singles “Hockey Skates” and “Six O’Clock News”. She was successful in making both albums “Back to Me” and “Asking for Flowers” in the Billboard 200 list. Her album also reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart. She released her fourth album “Voyageur” in 2012 which became her first album to crack the top 100 and top 40 lists in the United States. Her album peaked at No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 2 in Canada.
Kathleen Edwards was born on July 11, 1978, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She spent portions of her youth in Korean and Switzerland. Her father’s name is Leonard Edwards. Leonard is the former deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. When she was 5 years old, she began classical violin classes which she continued for the next 12 years. She lived overseas as a teenager. Much of the time she spent listening to her brother’s records of Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Her brother brought her first record Tom Petty album. She decided not to attend post-secondary education after high school. Her musical sounds have been compared to Neil Young and Suzanne Vega.
Edwards recorded a six-song EP titled “Building 55” in 1999. She went on a tour across Canada by the fall of 2000. She wrote seven songs for her 2003 debut release “Failer”. In 2002 she played at SXSW. She also signed to MapleMusic and Rounder Records. On MapleMusic Recordings, she released “Failer” in Canada. In the US her “Failer” was released by Rounder Records in January 2003. She was declared as one of the year’s most promising new acts by Rolling Stone. She was also praised by The New York Times. She performed “Six O’Clock News” on “Late Show with David Letterman” making her debut in the television network.
She released “Back to Me” in 2005. “Back to Me” and “In State” was her single from the album “Back to Me”. Her track “Summerlong” was featured in the movie Elizabethtown which starred Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom. She released her third studio album “Asking for Flowers” in 2008. Edwards’ album was nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. She worked on her fourth studio album in Wisconsin. In January 2012 she released “Voyageur”. Her album includes the single “change the Sheets”. On January 17, 2012, she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Edwards began her relationship with Justin Vernon after she divorced Colin Cripps in 2011. In 2012 she separated with Vernon.
Canadian Press reported that she would open a coffee shop on the main street of Stittsville and take a break from music. She has won the nomination for Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Back to Me.
Canadian Press reported that she would open a coffee shop on the main street of Stittsville and take a break from music. Edwards won the nomination for Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Back to Me.?