ALL ABOUT EDAN
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.
Co-produced by Archer and Fernando Perdomo (Jakob Dylan, Emitt Rhodes, Andy Pratt), “Cruel Mother” 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.
2017 was very eventful for Archer as she 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 in Nashville.
In 2018 Edan has kept just as busy. She played at SxSW, showcased at Canadian Music Week, was a finalist at Songwriters Serenade in Texas, toured throughout the southeast and also opened for Nikki Lane in New York, Sam Morrow in Nashville, Caroline Spence in Chicago and John Pointer in Florida. Edan’s first single “Bad Imitation Of Something Good” premiered on Wide Open Country and has received great press from Rolling Stone Country and other outlets.
Edan is putting the finishing touches on her new album Journey Proud, a collection of 10 songs recorded in Brooklyn and Nashville. The songs were all written by Edan and touch on themes of love, loneliness, death, drinking and bank robbing, it is set to be a staple for Americana/Alt-Country fans everywhere. Journey Proud will be released early 2019.