Edan Archer's grunge tinged Americana songs give music fans an escape to an alt-country world created by stacked harmonies combined with classic songwriting. Her "gorgeous, harmony-laden country ballads alongside smoky dive-bar riffs" were chosen by Miami New Times as one one of the best of 2016.
Her voice has the duality of moonshine and honey. Archer can get gritty with dirty, down-home rock, or she can cast a spell with an intimate, confessional ballad. Her guitar style stays true to the alt-folk genre with intricate finger picking, alternate tunings, and rich effects.
Her new EP Cruel Mother, co-produced by Archer and Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan, Emitt Rhodes, Andy Pratt), offers 5 lushly arranged songs, with Southern soul and just a bit of rock edge. Cruel Mother debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Singer Songwriter sales chart and songs have been featured on globally syndicated Blues and Roots Radio, The Secret Garden and Wee Dan’s Hoose radio shows, as well as, Miami’s WLRN and Gainesville’s WGOT.
Archer’s introduction to music started at a very early age, in her hometown of Gainesville. Archer and her sisters (known as the Howlin’ Cooks) would accompany their parents to church choir, as well as to local picking parties where they sang harmonies to folk classics from Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and traditional Appalachian murder ballads like the EP’s title track “Cruel Mother”. The family group soon graduated to playing music festivals throughout northern Florida before she was 10.
Archer continued her music education with piano and guitar lessons throughout her teens studying briefly at Berklee College of music and then at the University of Florida. Edan Archer is currently promoting the Cruel Mother EP, playing throughout Florida and the Southeast.