Folk Alliance Presents at Tin Pan South
Saturday, March 31, 2007 – 7:00pm – 12th & Porter – Nashville, TN

Jonathan Edwards, Wendy Waldman, Jim Photoglo & Anthony da Costa

The word "legend" is often used to describe veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards, whose 1971 million-selling song "Sunshine" ("go away today...") brought him instant fame. During his 35-year career he has recorded 15 albums and collaborated with artists like Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffett. His 1987 album, LITTLE HANDS, was selected by the National Library Association as a "Notable Children's Recording." His career has included theater, commercials, record production, and a movie soundtrack. He narrated and performed in the series, "Cruising America's Waterways", which has been airing on PBS-TV stations since 2001, and his most recent CD, LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS, was released in December, 2006.

Wendy Waldman is a critically acclaimed recording artist, as well as a writer of multi-platinum songs for other singers in musical genres ranging from country to pop, film, jazz, children's music and R&B. She is one of the first female record producers to have a major impact in the music industry. Among her biggest records are "Save The Best For Last" and "The Sweetest Days" by Vanessa Williams; "Fishin' In The Dark" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (most recently covered by Garth Brooks); "Baby What About You" by Crystal Gayle; "I Owe You One" by Aaron Neville; "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson, "I'm Gone" by Alison Krauss. She recently put the finishing touches on a brand new Wendy Waldman solo album entitled My Time In The Desert, her first in 18 years, which is scheduled for a 2007 release.

Jim Photoglo has received international acclaim for seven solo albums, as well as two with rhythm and bluegrass band Run C&W, and two with the Vinyl Kings. His most recent release, SPARKS IN THE RADIO, was cited as one of the top CDs on Folk DJ's Best Albums of 2005. As a songwriter with numerous credits in various genres, two of Jim's songs reached #1 on the Country charts including The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Fishin' in the Dark", one of the Top 200 Recurring Country Singles of all time. Lately he has been combining concerts with songwriting workshops at colleges, clubs and coffeehouses.

Anthony da Costa is a 16-year-old, folk/indie rock, singer/songwriter from Pleasantville, NY. A member of Tribes Hill and the Folk Alliance, his writing and performing draws from a deep well of rich musical influences, ranging from Bob Dylan and The Band, to Dan Bern and The Beatles, to Neil Young and Johnny Cash. Anthony, a multi-instrumentalist and prolific songwriter, plays coffee houses, stages and festivals throughout New York and beyond. He debuted his fifth CD, Quality Time, at the Folk Alliance Conference in February, at which he was invited to formally showcase. It features singer/songwriter Fred Gillen Jr. and Americana trio, Red Molly. Anthony's greatest joy is sharing the stage with talented singer/songwriters, like Hope Machine (Fred Gillen Jr. & Steve Kirkman), Red Molly, Pat Wictor, David Massengill and even Pete Seeger! Said Fred, who produced Quality Time, "Anthony da Costa's songs shine a beautiful, delicate light on the heart of what it is to be human."

For 20 years, Folk Alliance has been the service association for the field, and works on behalf of the folk music and dance industry year round. Our advocacy efforts tackle issues important to the folk arts community. We offer a business directory of contacts for members, and a non-profit group exemption program for US-based organizations.

We are forming strategic partnerships with allied organizations to increase our voice in support of the arts on a grassroots and international level. Our goals are to increase access to needed resources for our members, and to expand to the breadth of the folk music and dance experience for the general public. We do the work we do on the international level so that our members in the field can do their work in their local areas more efficiently, with wider impact, and more profitably.


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