Friday Night Sound Waves

Artists /Edan Archer

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Edan Archer

Friday, April 17 from 7:45 - 8:45 pm

The beach is a state of mind, so while we have to be apart we are taking Friday Night Sound Waves to the airwaves with virtual performances from our talented musician’s homes.  #FindYourBeach

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Edan Archer is a Gainesville, Florida native and Nashville lurker. Her background in Appalachian folk and rock merge into a style characterized by fingerpicking, electric dulcimer, rock and roll energy and country hooks. Edan has performed at: Stagecoach, SXSW, Americanafest, Canadian Music Week, Carnaval On The Mile, SouthWest Air Live at 35, and others.

Edan Archer’s full length album Journey Proud came out in August 2019 and has received strong praise from country and Americana curators, including American Songwriter, Rolling Stone, Parade Magazine, Wide Open Country, The Boot, and more. The ten song follow up to 2016’s EP Cruel Mother touch on timeless themes of love, loneliness, death and drinking and promises to be a fresh staple for this evolving genre.

Archer’s swampy sensibilities come through loud and clear in the grooves of Journey Proud, her voice is sultry as sweet tea and crackles like the ever-present heat lightning of her Everglades upbringing. All moonshine and honey, she gets gritty with dulcimer magic and casts spells with intimate ballads and fingerpicking, alternate tunings, and rich effects. As she pulls from her varied influences–Appalachian folk, country, and rock, she creates music that’s familiar yet fresh, music that reflects the listener’s life experiences back to them.

There are swampy songs, honky-tonk tunes, alt-country cruisers, heartland rock, and a samba-tinged nod or two to her Cuban heritage on Journey Proud, woven together with her direct lyrical challenges to society’s idea of gender roles and femininity, her throwback vocal vibrato, and fiery fingerpicking. She sings of heartbreak, rebellion, substance abuse, hard work, and spirituality–a micro-verse of American life told through American musical styles. Journey Proud encompasses tales of addiction, death, and even a bank robbery (a true story)–the subjects may be tough, but it’s a beautiful listen.