Jan 29 – Feb 5 // Artist in Residence
Home City: Denver, CO
Edison participated in an 8-day, Music District residency to write their newest album–which debuted on Rhyme + Reason Records. They teamed up with Rob Gordon to showcase the creative process of enhancing the theme or message behind a song. During their workshop, Edison worked with Rob on two of the songs they had started for the new album.
Edison singer/guitarist Sarah Slaton, multi-instrumentalist, Dustin Morris, and Grammy-nominated guitarist, Maxwell Hughes (formerly of The Lumineers) – is an indie rock trio from Colorado which has quickly emerged as a musical force. Although they’ve only been a band since late 2014, they’ve already built a substantial national fan base thanks to their high-energy live shows and tireless touring efforts. In addition to countless club gigs, they’ve earned attention at such music industry conferences as SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon and Folk Alliance International. “We’ve been on the road nonstop for over a year”, Slaton notes. “We didn’t have a lot of releases out there so we decided to hit the road and meet as many people as we could and foster those relationships.” That strategy worked, winning the band a devoted national audience as well as support slots with the likes of Iron & Wine, Langhorne Slim and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats. Edison released their debut LP “Familiar Spirit” (09-16-16) after signing with Rhyme & Reason Records.