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Circle of Friends Coffeehouse to Host Jonathan Edwards on March 21

Mar 19, 2015 05:00PM ● By Pamela Johnson
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is thrilled to present the legendary Jonathan Edwards once again in Franklin on Saturday, March 21st at 8PM.  Cost is $30. Jonathan Edwards! Need we say more? His career took off with a gold record for "Sunshine", and he has been going strong ever since. That first album of his also contained the hits "Everybody Knows Her" and "Shanty". Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

His highly respected repertoire includes such classics as “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Emma,”  “Everybody Knows Her,” “Athens County,” and everyone’s favorite ode to putting a good buzz on, “Shanty.”  And then, of course, there’s the anthemic “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” that fierce proclamation of protest and independence that resonated with thousands and thousands of frustrated and angry young men and women when it was first released in 1971.  Almost 40 years later, at show after show, the song continues to be embraced by faithful followers and new fans alike.

Since 1971, Jonathan has released 15 albums, including Blue Ridge, his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene, and Little Hands, his collection of children’s songs, which was honored with a National Library Association award. 

As this barefoot troubadour prepares for the next stage of his journey, you are more than welcome to join him for an evening as he continues to make good on that promise he made all the way back in 1971: “Sunshine, come on back another day … I promise you I’ll still be singing.”

Don't miss this show!

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $30. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information.

Upcoming Shows include Cheryl Wheeler on Apr 11  and Deborah Henson-Conant on Apr 25. 





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