“A Southern Gothic fever dream.”- Miami New Times
On 2016’s debut EP “Cruel Mother”, Edan Archer’s voice rises from the Everglades, sultry as sweet tea, crackling like heat lightning. All moonshine and honey, Archer combines rock and country with her roots in Appalachian folk- getting gritty with distorted dulcimer or casting spells with intimate ballads and finger picking, alternate tunings and rich effects.
Cruel Mother Co-produced by Archer and Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan, Emitt Rhodes, Andy Pratt), and the title track produced by Cleaveland Jones, provides an escape to an alt-country world. Cruel Mother debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Singer-Songwriter chart and the title track was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by Miami New Times.
This past year has been eventful for Archer as she has performed throughout the SE in support of her EP. She was one of 6 artists chosen by SouthWest airlines to participate in their Live @35 series, wherein she performed on a flight at 35,000 feet. She and the program were featured in Billboard magazine, which identified Archer as one of “the most promising musical acts” from across the country, and compared her to Margot Price. She also officially showcased at Americanafest 2017 in her new home base of Nashville.
Archer is poised to release her full-length album Journey Proud in October, and will be touring and promoting singles in anticipation of its release.