Bleu Edmondson

Bleu Edmondson
Bleu Edmondson

With The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, Bleu Edmondson’s long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s critically acclaimed Lost Boy, the southern-fried country rocker embarked on a search for truth, stripping back layers of regret, loss, and longing to uncover a renewed, albeit somewhat painfully soul-baring, view of himself and the world around him.  He dug deeper into what the music meant to him as a musician, a writer and a man. “Writing is like holding up a mirror to those darkest corners of our lives that we keep hidden,” confides the raspy-throated singer.  “It’s not always a pretty reflection, but it’s real and it matters.”  The collection of songs ministers to the saint and the sinner in each of us. It is an amalgamation of those touch points and influences that give us permission to question, confront and raise a little hell on Saturday night.

For the disc’s debut single, “No Room for Mercy,” the soulful singer/songwriter paints a vivid picture of the painful unraveling of a relationship, with a south Texas thunderstorm as a symbolic backdrop.  The raw wounds of deception, anger and disappointment are ripped wide open as the betrayed singer tells his lover that there is a price for what she has done and “you won’t lie to me anymore.”  Unlike some of his songwriting peers in other genres, Bleu chooses not to resolve the situation – or to explain in detail the circumstances involved – opting instead to allow the listener room to weave their own experiences into the song’s storyline. 

Edmondson’s lyrics convey a worldly perspective of one who has lived a life balanced on the edge – of success and failure, love and hate, elation and despair – with his trademark grit and unselfconscious vulnerability intact.   There is no sugar-coating in his songs; he simply calls it like he sees it. 

His men are flawed, with the brooding darkness of someone who has loved, lied and lost but for reason untold, repeats his mistakes time and again; and they are also vulnerable, with a desolate loneliness of someone who has been loved, been lied to and been left behind.   Sometimes they are scared little boys, strangers to themselves and mysteries to those around them.  But at the end of the day, they love a good party.

The women in Edmondson’s songs are innocent in one moment, insincere in the next, and unable to love the man who is willing to give them his heart.  They dance, they cry, they lose faith, they scream, and they love and hate interchangeably.  They are omnipresent, sometimes appearing as a barefoot angel sent to save the lost souls living life on the outside, or other times as a past-her-prime party girl who still has the boys fighting for her attention – and anything else she might surrender.

The couples he writes of lose their minds, quench each other’s thirsts, lie and fail to keep their promises; they fear, they take chances and through it all they love, with an urgent intensity that speaks to the desperation in their lives.

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Bleu Edmondson  02/02/2010            
Jackson Taylor
It doesn't matter who wrote 50 dollars, it is Blue's song, that is like saying The chair isn't George Strait's song. I say this as a songwriter. His last Cd Lost Boy was pretty much all his and by far his best work and one of the best cds out in the last few years. Im a close friend and a fan and can't wait to hear what he has coming next! Keep it up B, I know how hard you work brother. JT
Bleu Edmondson  12/09/2009            
Vinny The Shark
So, here we are, December 2009, more than two years after the release of Lost Boy and Vinny is still waiting for someone to put out an album that beats it from start to finish. Lost Boy is just IT. Good luck to everyone in 2010.
Bleu Edmondson  10/16/2009            
Bleu Edmondson is a great musician and if you are looking for a great album, try one of these! Don't knock this album cause the Live at Billy Bobs folks have their priorities screwed up! Bleu's music is great, cant wait for a new studio album!!!
Bleu Edmondson  08/31/2009            
I love Bleu. He's a solid Texas musician. Great live show and a great song writer. It is a little disappointing, however when the bio says his songs "prove that the art of honest songwriting in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen is not dead?" I might find another way to phrase that until his biggest hit is one that he actually wrote. Too many people pass off "50 Dollars" as a Bleu song. While he may have made it his own, Texan musicians traditionally give credit where it's due.
Bleu Edmondson  08/16/2009            
Bleu Edmondson  07/13/2009            
I miss Scooter Heath!
Bleu Edmondson  06/17/2009            
bleu fan
bleu rocks,and i agree with zack. what kind of b---poop is it when they release another cd that has more songs on it for the same dam price as the first.billy bobs must be working along with the government cause they both tryin to screw us. its crap like this is whats going to ruin the texas and red dirt music. it didnt begin last this nor should it keep going like this. fair is fair.its all about dam good music and good times, not the money, billy bobby. recognize
Bleu Edmondson  06/09/2009            
we can thank captain randy smith from smith music group for that. cody could not be more correct. it has become clear to certain people that theres a lot of money to be made from texas music fans. the problem, is that the folks in charge of the buisness part of the scene couldn't care less about the music. take it from someone who has personally been dicked around by the smith music machine, they wont stop till they squeeze every last dime out of every last fan of the live at billy bobs series. sad sad story
Bleu Edmondson  06/07/2009            
so heres what i want to know...i just bought the full cd at hastings...and yet the one on this website (where i normally buy my cds) has 18 songs...where as my cd has only it just me or has the live at billy bobs cd franchise totally proven they are only about money???...TEXAS MUSIC STARTED OUT ABOUT MAKING GOOD MUSIC...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE MONEY...THATS WHAT MADE IT SOOO SPECIAL!!!
Bleu Edmondson  05/22/2009            
What is the deal with the folks who produce the Live from Billy Bob's series. They release the record, only to come back with the "Full CD". They did it with Stony and now this. Do us a favor, release it once. I support live music with my dollars so don't jerk me around.
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