Touted by Guitarist Magazine as far back as 1999 as "one of the young British blues players to watch", Eddie picked up accolades for work with band Out of the Blue, with a dynamic style melding Robben Ford with the poise of Larry Carlton. When the band ended he branched out joining diverse artists such as Nightmares on Wax and Mozez from Zero 7, spending the next decade as a touring sideman. Approached by Stunted Records to put out a solo album, it was the catastrophe of the pandemic on the music industry that provided the space and time to write. After his partner of 20 years caught and recovered from the virus, Eddie kept the musical sketches he sent to her during her illness and worked them into songs. With vocal contributions from Mozez, Lynne Jackaman, James Manners and some of the best musicians in their field, he documented the year drawing inspiration from all his past influences, set in a landscape that nods to George Harrison in India, Laurel Canyon in 1969, but also the dark beauty of Massive Attack. It’s a unique, uplifting piece of work, heavily featuring slide guitar to take on the role of singer, cellist and string quartet.
The releases will be available for download and streaming from all major online digital stores via Shellshock / The Orchard (Sony) distribution and the physical album will be available in Digipak CD format. Additional details regarding the releases will be made available in the near future.
"Rise" digital Single release date and promo video - 16th July 2021
"Canons Under Flowers" digital Album release date - 13th August 2021
"Canons Under Flowers" physical / digipak Album release date - 24th September
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