Jonathan Edwards, who topped the charts with the classic hit “Sunshine” in the 1970s, will perform songs from his latest release, My Love Will Keep—his first in 14 years—when he appears at 8:30PM on Sat., Sept. 8, at the Rivers Edge Theater in Yorkville.
“Jonathan Edwards’ voice sounds wonderful, maybe better than ever,” wrote Country Music People’s Paul Riley. “He sings with purity and passion. Some of the huge talent, compassion, passion and style of Jonathan Edwards should not have a14 year gap between albums. The world needs more Jonathan Edwards discs.”
Considered by many to be one of the premiere troubadours of the past 40 years, Edwards debuted in many hearts and minds with the 1971 release of “Sunshine,” the first gold record for then-fledgling Capricorn Records. His debut album for Capricorn and subsequent releases on Atlantic Records and other labels (including his own imprint), showcased the Virginia-raised artist’s country, folk and bluegrass influences and demonstrated his penchant for writing songs of both honesty and poignancy.
The Rivers Edge Theater is located at 217 South Bridge St.