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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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 478

Bleu Edmondson  12/06/2001            
Fan of Bleu's
Just to clear things up, I just talked to Cory Morrow's manager and road manager five minutes ago and neither one of them remembers anyone yelling "Bleu hates you" at Gruene Hall or Tin Hall (the only places Cory has played in the last month.)
Bleu Edmondson  12/06/2001            
Bravo Kelly, & I will add, Bleu doesn't HATE ANYONE & it is very disconcerting that this is even being aired. Let's drop it & concentrate on the REAL issue to be aired here, Bleu's MUSIC!! Keep it coming baby, I love it.
Bleu Edmondson  12/06/2001            
Kelly Test
Hey, Bleu doesn't hate Cory at all. I don't know why anyone would say that.
Bleu Edmondson  12/05/2001            
[email protected]
i just wanted to know if anyone could tell me why bleu doesnt like cory morrow. email my ass cause i want to know... i was at a cory concert like two weeks ago and the crowd starting chanting "bleu hates you." i was fucking pissed. anyways hit me up.
Bleu Edmondson  12/04/2001            
Erin Shaw
I saw The Bleu Edmondson Band open for Reckless Kelly at the Lab in San Antonio this past weekend. While we all know that RK is amazing, I'm here to tell you that Bleu is also! His song writing is nearing perfection and his band’s stage presence is phenomenal. Bleu's guitar player, Coby is a God and his rhythm section is perfectly solid. To top it all off, they are such a sexy group of guys. Bleu, keep up the great work, I can't wait for your next album!
Bleu Edmondson  12/03/2001            
Good music. Nice show in Dallas at jacks pub; fun time after words also. Anyway actually just wanted to write this to maybe get that terrible vanessa off the front page; thats embarrasing. Oh well, keep writing good tunes, keep putting on good shows. Fuck Cory.
Bleu Edmondson  11/13/2001            
Bleu Edmonson is AWESOME! He is just as good as Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen!!!!! He's gunna get big!! I love that song,.. 50 dollars and a flask of crown! it is sooo badass! Good Luck Bleu!! And for yall Pat Green fans.. until next time.. CARRY ON!!
Bleu Edmondson  10/10/2001            
Johney Larned
I bought the "Southland" CD after seeing Bleu and his band perform at Gruene Hall. "Southland" has some first class contributing musicians such as Brendon Anthony, Terri Hendrix, Roger Creager, and Lloyd Maines, etc. Buy this CD and if you have the opportunity, definitely go to see Bleu Edmondson's show. The performance was very good and the music was exceptional. The addition of Coby Wier on guitar certainly enhances the sound of Bleu's heartfelt songs. I completely understand why this band is beginning to get so much radio play in New Braunfels, Texas.
Bleu Edmondson  08/27/2001            
Bobby Martin
Sorry, but one star is way too much. Just another Pat Green copy cat. No voice, no carisma, no originality, and way too much foul mouth. Show's no fun. Kept finding myself looking at my watch hoping it would soon be over.
Bleu Edmondson  07/16/2001            
Patti Derr
I have seen Bleu perform twice and both times was amazed at his talent as a performer and songwriter. His performance at Poodies Hilltop was as good as any I have ever seen. I am an avid Texas Music fan and have been since birth as my Dad played lead guitar with the likes of Boo Campbell in South Houston. Bleu touches his crowd with lyrics that people can relate to. His band was absolutely amazing and could easily move from a slow Merle Haggard Ballad to Texas Rock in 2.5 seconds! As my fiance' announced at Poodie's "This young man is going places". I have no doubt! and ... he made it to the scrapbook!
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