Don Edwards at Swallow Hill, Denver 11/18/06

Denver – The New York Daily News calls western renaissance man, Don Edwards “the country’s purest cowboy singer.” He returns to Swallow Hill on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. to delight audiences with songs and tales from his recent CD Moonlight and Skies. Award winning old-time cowboy troubadour, Don Edwards has been enthralling audiences throughout the world with his western ballads and authentic cowboy tales for over four decades with a delivery that Dirty Linen magazine has praised as “so authentic, it feels as if he invented the genre.” A historian and scholar of the west, Don is not merely a singer-songwriter, he has made a name for himself as an author and actor as well.

An inductee into the prestigious Cowboy Hall of fame and Walk of Western Stars, Don has won numerous awards including an INDIE Award for best traditional folk musician, a Grammy nomination with Peter Rowan for the album High Lonesome Cowboy, and five Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The accolades for Don don’t end there; he has been the Western Music Association’s “Male Vocalist of the Year” and he continues to be one of the nation’s favorite cowboy singer-songwriters. He was cast by Robert Redford to play the role of Smokey, a ranch hand –who also sings a few songs– in the movie The Horse Whisperer. Redford praised Don as “the real deal,” and he is not the only one who speaks highly of Don’s talents. Cowboy singer Roy Rogers said of Don’s singing, “In listening to Don’s fine voice, I hear a little bit of some of my favorites, like Marty Robbins and my good friend Bob Nolan.” Don’s songs are featured in the films The Horse Whisperer, Silver City and the documentary Grizzly Man.

For tickets visit www.swallowhillmusic.org or call (303) 777-1003. Discounts are available for Swallow Hill members.

About Swallow Hill Music Association:
Helping people make music since 1979, Swallow Hill Music Association is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States as a source for folk, roots and acoustic music. With more than 2,100 members—some of whom are also volunteers—, Swallow Hill provides a place to celebrate music that is rarely heard elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain Region. Three concert venues house more than 150 performances a year, featuring some of the world’s great artists as well as up-and-coming new talent. The Julie Davis Music School at Swallow Hill provides a valuable and affordable extra-curricular educational resource to the community with more than 50 music instructors involved in more than 240 adult classes and 70 children’s classes annually.

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