Abingdon’s W. Albert Edwards adds his music to the inaugural Bristol in Bloom: Appalachian Regional Art Festival | Entertainment

Edwards’ music belies a lot of right now’s fascination with jam bands. His tunes sometimes function storytelling verses and sing-along choruses with lyrics comfortable to largely unhappy.

“I like melancholic music,” Parks stated. “Invoice’s music has regular rhythm to it.”

But Edwards’ music qualifies as however one aspect of Bristol in Bloom. Along with his music on the Cumberland Park stage, artists together with portraitist Richard Graves and painter Laura Marie Blankenship of LaMB Fantastic Artwork will span out to occupy a lot of the park.

“There might be 42 distributors, every kind of various artwork and artwork organizations,” Parks stated. “There are such a lot of extremely proficient artists on this space. I wished to have extra visibility of the artists round right here who’re attempting to make a dwelling, actually grinding it out.”

Parks doesn’t merely converse of and promote artwork and artists; she’s an artist, too.

“I do summary work,” Parks stated.

Edwards creates artwork, too.

Simply as painted artwork appeals visually, music tugs aural strings. Edwards’ originals, which embody a harrowing “Ghosts of Oklahoma,” embody his abilities of commentary.

“What makes me totally different is that it’s not basic rock radio or basic nation,” Edwards, 33, stated. “It’s from an eclectic workbook or songbook that I’m engaged on, the songs I do.”

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