Kathleen Edwards (Summer Concert Series)
August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This is a seated show, based on first-come first served availability. This show will be held in the covered outdoor event space near the courtyard.
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.
But in 2018 she received an unexpected call that changed that. Maren Morris, a longtime fan, invited her to Nashville for a songwriting session. Edwards accepted, and “Good Woman,” their collaboration, wound up on Morris’ 2019 album GIRL. “It reminded me that writing and creating music is entirely in my wheelhouse, and it was so easy to just jump back in and do that,” she says of her fortuitous time in Nashville.
Fast-forward to 2021 and Edwards made her long-anticipated return to music with Total Freedom, her fifth studio album.