Photo by Anna Haas
Music City singer-songwriter, Wyatt Edmondson has recently released a five-track EP “If I Don’t Try”, his third, that you can get digitally and physically (both CD and vinyl). Watch Wyatt perform the title track in this live version. Dig his nifty guitar-picking, especially those harmonics! Inspired by Dave Mathews, Edmondson said “as soon as I heard Dave play, I put down the electric guitar and picked up an acoustic.”
While he is indeed a fine guitarist, Wyatt is first and foremost a performing singer-songwriter. Not letting a degenerative eye condition slow him down, Edmondson has picked up a solid fan base playing shows and songwriter festivals to the tune of 150 dates a year.
THIS FRIDAY! He will be doing a COVERS ONLY livestream of some of his absolute favorite songs. Show will be Friday, March 27 at 7PM CT / 8PM ET. You can get the details through Wyatt Edmondson’s Facebook page.
I thank Wyatt for taking a break to visit these 11 Questions.
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
I’m from Montgomery, AL. I moved to Nashville in January 2017 to pursue a music career.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
The first record I bought was Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park when I was in the second grade. I had to hide it from my mom because of the explicit content label. I buy so many now it’s really hard to say what the last one was, but it was probably an artist at 30A Songwriters Festival like Adia Victoria.
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
First was either Bruce Springsteen or Lenny Kravitz. Again, not sure on exact dates. The last one I saw was Iration at The Basement East in Nashville. I’m glad for it too because, unfortunately, the building was virtually destroyed in a tornado on March 3rd.
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
Coffee is Café Roze or Ugly Mugs, and pizza is Bella Napoli.
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
In recent years, That Santa Fe Channel by Cordovas.
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
Waffle House, duh.
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Well, I played there on March 12 with Shawn Byrne, Brian Sutherland, and Robynn Shayne, so probably them.
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
The Basement, Belcourt Taps (“Nashville Tour Stop,” specifically), and my house concert series called “The Writing Shack.”
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here?
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
I’m currently touring to support my new EP, If I Don’t Try. I’ve got some new music already in the works for release later this year as well.