Kathleen Edwards: Just A Stage
Being a touring musician may be glamorous, but it isn't easy. Before recording Asking for Flowers Kathleen Edwards spent a year and a half on the road, touring the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. During that time, she opened for an array of legendary and up-and-coming musicians, including Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket and John Mayer. She talked about what it was like sharing the stage with them.
Willie's an... [pauses] older gentleman. It's amazing to see him get up onstage every night. Playing with him is something I'll be able to tell my kids that I did.
My Morning Jacket
Touring with My Morning Jacket was different [from touring with Willie]. I like to think of them as my peers. They're the same age and are trying to get to the same place with a sense of integrity. It's good to know you're not alone. There's so much disposable music out there with no emotional investment that it's nice to see people like them get recognized.
It was nice to play in front of women. I don't usually get to play in front of a lot of women, and this was just a sea of girls. It was a total change. Plus, the catering was excellent.