It is the culmination of a lot of work over a long period of time, shared and solitary, that makes an album release always exciting according to musician Gerry Edge. And the release of his latest recording is especially anticipated. Titled Then and Now, it is a collection of songs written in different places over a long music career that began in Nashville in the early nineties, circling back to here and now on Prince Edward Island. The album moves from the blues to folk, and includes songs with a strong a country feel. What shines through is the poetry of the lyrics. The music communicates; the words communicate more.
It was serendipity, says Edge, that brought together old friends and band mates to work on this record. “It was something felt in the studio, something meant to be that you don’t talk about for fear of breaking the spell.” Now it is seeing the light of day.
The launch party for Then and Now is October 25, at The Pourhouse, 2nd floor of The Old Triangle, 189 Great George Street in Charlottetown. The show begins at 7:30 pm opening with Scott Parsons. Gerry and his guitar will be accompanied by fiddle player Roy Johnstone. Tickets will be on sale at the door. For information call 902-892-5200.