Jonathan Edwards & Jon Pousette-Dart
An artist who measures his success by his ability to attract and take good care of an audience for four decades, Jonathan maintains that it is the feedback he receives after his shows that keeps him going. “Sometimes, in our darker moments, we imagine our music not finding receptive ears, unable to reach open hearts. So it is really gratifying to hear [someone say], ‘Your stuff has meant a lot to me over the years.’” On the verge of his fifth decade in the music business, Jonathan Edwards shows no sign of turning into a “Sit Down Rock and Roll Man.” Upcoming plans include new markets, new audiences, new songs, and a new studio recording. As this barefoot troubadour prepares for the next stage of his journey, you are more than welcome to join him for an evening or two as he continues to make good on that promise he made all the way back in 1971: “Sunshine, come on back another day … I promise you I’ll still be singing.”
Pousette-Dart Band reflected the sounds of the 70s, securing their place in the musical firmament by purveying that harmonious soft rock sound also advanced by bands like the Eagles, America and Orleans. Signed to Capitol Records, they put out four critically hailed albums for the label (Pousette-Dart Band, Amnesia, Pousette-Dart Band 3, and Never Enough) and a recent compilation (The Best of Pousette-Dart Band), and recruited for some of the biggest tours of the decade, including Peter Frampton‘s Frampton Comes Alive victory lap and Yes‘ epic Fragile extravaganza. Jon himself traveled in the same circles as some of the era‘s brightest luminaries – James Taylor and the entire Taylor clan, Bonnie Raitt and Little Feat‘s Lowell George among them. Yet, as times changed, and popular music shifted course and veered less towards song craft and more towards a manufactured, production line approach, Pousette Dart-Band found themselves displaced from the musical mainstream.