Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Her blend of country, folk and pop music made her a favourite of music critics, and a rising star on radio in 2003 with her debut album, Failer, made popular by her hit singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her style of music is sometimes placed in the music genre "alt country".
Edwards, whose parents were diplomats, spent portions of her youth in Korea and Switzerland. At age 5, she began classical violin studies that continued for the next 12 years. As a teenager she lived overseas, away from the North American commercial mainstream. She spent much of her time listening to her brother's Neil Young and Bob Dylan records, and he bought her first record, a Tom Petty album.
After high school she decided not to attend college instead opting to play local clubs to pay the bills. During this time she was influenced by Ani DiFranco?. The music of Whiskeytown and its former member Ryan Adams inspired her determination to write music.
|Born||July 11, 1978|
|Origin||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Years active||1999 - Present|