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September 5, 2013

Jonathan Edwards keeps on singing

LONDONDERRY — Jonathan Edwards, who topped the charts with the classic hit “Sunshine” in the 1970s, will perform songs from his latest release, “My Love Will Keep,” his first in 14 years, when he appears in Londonderry Friday, Sept. 6, at Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road.

Tickets are available at tupelohall.com.

“Jonathan Edwards’ voice sounds wonderful, maybe better than ever,” Country Music People’s Paul Riley wrote. “He sings with purity and passion. Some of the huge talent, compassion, passion and style of Jonathan Edwards should not have a 14-year gap between albums. The world needs more Jonathan Edwards discs.”

Edwards remains one of the premiere troubadours of the past 40 years, who debuted in many hearts and minds with the 1971 release of his hit single, “Sunshine,” the first gold record for then-fledgling Capricorn Records.

His debut album for Capricorn and subsequent releases on Atlantic Records and other labels (including his own imprint), showcased the Virginia-raised artist’s country, folk and bluegrass influences, and demonstrated his penchant for writing songs of both honesty and poignancy.

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