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Jonathan Edwards with Sasha Colette
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Clay Center Walker Theater
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Saturday night, singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards comes to the Clay Center for the Woody Hawley Series. Local songstress Sasha Colette opens the show.
Edwards, best known for the 1972 hit "Sunshine," has been in near continuous motion before and after the song climbed into the Top 10 on the pop charts. He's played a lot of shows but mostly stayed away from the recording studio, particularly over the last decade. He's never stopped writing, though.
Gazz spoke to Edwards to see what he'd been up to lately and where he's been.
Q. What's your newest thing?
A."I've got an album that's been out for a year and a half now called, 'My Love Will Keep.' It's my first studio album in 14 years.
"It was just time to get one going, to write some songs, find some songs, and that's what I did. So far, the people are loving it. The record has been flying off my shelves.
"I also decided to do a compilation/Best of album called "Jonathan Edwards Top 40." That's a two-CD box set of 40 of my most requested songs."
Q. During the 14 year interlude between studio albums, did you stop writing?