Acclaimed Folk singer Jonathan Edwards will release his new album Tomorrow's Child on June 23rd - the latest in a career that spans over 4 decades of musical inspiration, beginning with his Vietnam-era cross-over pop hit "Sunshine" in 1971. Edwards has shared the album's title track, which is currently streaming at Allmusic. On Alison Krauss' contribution of vocals to the song, Edwards notes "Alison’s angelic voice alongside mine has now transcended my dream state to become one of the biggest gifts I've ever been given."
Produced by celebrated acoustic master Darrell Scott, Edwards’ performances on the album are backed by such noted names as Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Alison Krauss, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas and Kenny Malone among others. Ultimately it is Edwards’ own heart-on-the-sleeve delivery that makes Tomorrow’s Child so compelling.
Edwards reveals on the haunting “Jonny's Come Home” that not only was he adopted as an infant, but before his music career took off, he was forced to put his own child up for adoption as well. “I was adopted at the age of 9 months, and the cover photo of this album was taken by my adoptive mother on that very day,” Edwards said. “‘Jonny's Come Home’ was born out of my efforts to deal with the myriad of emotions that come with these separations and the instant comfort I felt after reuniting with both my mother and my daughter, Brenda.”
In a particularly poignant moment on Tomorrow's Child, Jonathan Edwards asks “Why is it that I love to sing / Glued to my guitar?” Throughout what is arguably his most personal album to date, Edwards examines the pivotal moments of his life as he seeks an answer. “Edwards is still remarkably relevant,” wrote Nate Dow in TheBoston Herald, while the London Republic echoed that Edwards’ work remains “constant, engaging and typically classy.”
“Bringing Tomorrow’s Child full circle was our intent,” Edwards says. “It was our hope and dream to put a lot of love in this album."
1. Down in the Woods
2. Tomorrow's Child
3. Sandy Girl
4. Mole in the Ground
5. The Girl From the Canyon
6. This Old Guitar
8. Hard Times
10. Ain't Got Time
11. Jonny's Come Home