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  08/19/2008            
Stevie Ray
Can't wait for the "Live At Billy Bob's" album to come out...For all of you that couldn't make it, I strongly suggest this CD/DVD
Bleu Edmondson  07/29/2008            
Mark
One word: Amazing. Bleu is by far my favorite artist. I have his albums and have driven across this country just to see him live. Lost Boy is an awesome album and definitely recommend it...and if you get a chance to see him live, TAKE IT!
Bleu Edmondson  06/10/2008            
Vinny The Shark
Wow, what a difference a few months make. Saturday's show was a total 180 from the one in March. Crowd was very much in to it. The band was very much in to it. Played for almost 2 hours at least. Busted out a great set opening with American Saint , a slew of Lost Boy songs, Southland, 50 Dollars, Band Plays On, a Springsteen cover, and closing with an encore of Dallas, in which Keegan Reed joined them onstage. This was the normal Wormy Dog crowd/Bleu Edmondson show Vinny had grown accustomed to. Band joined the crowd afterwards for autographs and complimentary cocktails. Great time Saturday nite. Speaking of Keegan Reed. Go check him out. You probably know him from his Full Throttle and Adam Hood days. He's too talented to not be the frontman for a band, and he showed why Saturday nite. Bad. Ass.
Bleu Edmondson  05/27/2008            
grace
yall are amazing! a small place called PAMPA tx would absolutely love to see you play.
Bleu Edmondson  05/14/2008            
WWE
New website is up......bleuedmondson.com
Bleu Edmondson  05/08/2008            
C.B.
This is a Grammy quality production from Bleu. Every song is amazing. His voice has mellowed a bit and taken on some more character and in Johnny Cash fashion, his covers of other hits are better than the originals.
Bleu Edmondson  05/04/2008            
txsmusic
AWESOME work Bleu......
Bleu Edmondson  04/28/2008            
Beam5
The new album is plain and simple badass you can't take it out of the cd player every song brings something else. When he plays american saint in concert it will send chills down your spine if there is a better album than this i sure as hell would like to see it. Keep rockin bleu!
Bleu Edmondson  04/08/2008            
Red Dirt Connoisseur
I cannot imagine how someone would not like "Lost Boy". So much musical talent and diversity, not to mention the soul laid sincerely out on the table for all to see. Rightfully in the top five best sellers. It definitely has some mild religious overtones, presented in sort of a questioning and unsure tone, so it is indirectly preachy and sacreligious at the same time, which makes for a very moving combo in these times of justifiably rising uncertainty. Side note, if you dig this one, I guarantee you will also like Mama Sweet's "Welcome to the Well".
Bleu Edmondson  03/21/2008            
Cookie in Arkansas
I love Bleu Edmondson Band! All of the albums rock but I do have to say Lost Boy is my favorite so far! I have been going to see these guys for the last five years, They always rock the house and everyone sings along and loves them. You're my boy Bleu!! ARKANSAS LOVES YOU!!!!
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