AN AMERICAN SINGER-SONGWRITER
From the days of riding around in smoke-filled overcrowded rickety vans to million-dollar tour buses, you could say he's done it all.
But there is one thing WC Edgar hasn't done, unlike many so-called singers out there today trying to ride the coattails of a famous father or grandfather to try to be something they clearly aren't and will never be.
The ONLY exception is Hank Jr & Hank 3.
WC Edgar does not record 'cover songs' like so many of the so-called singers out there today that claim to be 'outlaw' music artists but only play other people's music. Other than WC Edgar, anyone who claims to be an outlaw singer-songwriter is either dead or has sold their soul to the corporate music hacks controlling what used to be referred to as 'Music City USA' (Nashville).
Moving to Nashville Tennessee with dreams of becoming an artist WC Edgar went to work playing pedal steel guitar for the likes of Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Opryland USA on the Country Music USA Show at Nashville's once famed music park, Ty England, BB Watson, Marty Haggard, Dale Watson, Leroy Van Dyke, Lucky Tubb, Johnny Lee, Jeff Carson, Whitey Morgan and many many more.
It's often been said that every now and then a really special artist that has what it takes to 'shake things up' in the music industry seems to fall through the cracks in the everyday corporate BS, and backstabbing that goes on in Nashville and WC Edgar is one of those artists'. In 2003 WC started writing again and the rest is history. After 9 trips to France, a 2-week tour of Australia, a whirlwind 10 shows in 10 cities in 10 days in Spain to Canada, Sweden, and most all of the lower 48 US States WC Edgar is living the 'honky-tonk dream'.
After spending a year in what was billed as the 'live music capitol of the world' but quickly finding out it wasn't 'good music' and Austin had turned into more of a 'foodie' & 'tech' town than a 'music' town WC moved out of Austin Texas in 2020. Now headed West with the wind at his back he's in high gear to finish writing and recording his fifth self penned album that's scheduled for a single release followed by a United States Tour of all of the lower 48 US States & Europe.
With his trusty Martin HD-28 guitar, new management, label, distribution & new music under his belt in 2021 & influences the likes of songwriters Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck & WC's former boss Alan Jackson we'd say he's well on his way to being the world-class American singer-songwriter he was always destined to be.
So be on the lookout for WC Edgar at a venue near you beginning September 2, 2021
Press / Reviews
I've known WC Edgar for a long time. He's a fine singer-songwriter & musician
He's mastered the sounds and idioms of Country Music in it's rhinestone heyday of traditional Country Music, one that sparkles with fiddles, steel guitars & tales of drinking too much and loving too hard.
Former Editor Billboard Nashville