Show #102 – Jonathan Edwards (6/28/11)

An engineer accidentally erased a song he had just recorded.  To fill the space, he recorded a song called “Sunshine” – which became a huge hit.

Jonathan Edwards is best remembered for his 1972 anti-establishment song “Sunshine.” He’s just released his first new studio album in 14 years, My Love Will Keep — 12 acoustic-based tracks featuring Edwards’ warm voice augmented by tasty accompaniment.  He’s joined by a variety guests, including bluegrass sensation Claire Lynch, and former Seldom Scene member Moondi Klein on backing vocals.  Icon Fetch talks with the current native of Maine about drawing on a variety of sources for his new record, getting a chance to sing with his daughter, and the story behind the unlikely success of “Sunshine.”