“2012 Nashville Connection winner in vocal catagory with original composition "He writes the songs" June 27-30 J Edwards along with songwriting winner Jacob Johnson opens for Lt. Mike Carrado, Martha Reeves and Darryl Worley at the Heroes Salute Gala on June 30, 2012”
“2012 Nashville Connection third place finalist in songwriting catagory June 27-30 with his salute to Military families "Heroes he left at home"”
"His voice is like velvet over gravel"
"Lowcountry Blues Club challenge winner, J Edwards will represent Charleston and South Carolina in the International Blues Challenge"
“Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Blues Challenge 2011 winner announced J Edwards and company earn top score Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM The Lowcountry Blues Club’s annual Blues Challenge at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley held its final round on Sun. Nov. 6. Four acts competed for the chance to travel to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge in January. Congrats to the J Edwards Band for earning the top score. J Edwards is currently touring the south and promoting his latest album LuLu’s House on Serenity Hill Records. Check out lowcountrybluesclub.blogspot.com and jedwardsband.com for more. ”
“With a voice reminiscent of Long John Baldry, J Edwards has no problem belting out the Blues and belting out the Blues he does to perfection, on his new release, "Lulu's House". With a voice as unique and strong as J Edwards you would think he would be content with just that talent, but you would be wrong. You see J Edward is another one of those rare Artists whom simply isn't content just doing a little, no he wants to do it all, and boy when he does, he sure gets it right.... Getting acquainted with "Lulu's House", was a very entertaining experience and it is an Album and J Edwards is an Artist I highly recommend fans of great music get familiar with. ”
"J Edwards has a voice that you have to hear to believe."
“Oh s**t!!! I threw this disc into my player without looking at the liner notes. From the cover shot of J Edwards sitting with an acoustic guitar, I was thinking this was going to be a run-of-the-mill reworking of country blues. My jaw dropped when I heard driving electric blues music supporting a gravelly, world weary voice. J Edwards sounds like the second coming of the underrated Brit R&B belter Frankie Miller. “You Said You Loved Me” really drives the Miller comparison home, as his drawn-out rasp is complimented by scorching guitar. Throughout the recording the musicians’ solos contribute to the overall strength of the songs, rather than showboating. What follows is a blues-R&B-Memphis stew worthy of the best seasoned musicians. As soon as J Edwards becomes known to a larger audience, I can see nothing stopping him from international recognition. The music on display here is on a par of the greats who had to struggle to reach stardom...”
“Some of the performers that I was seeing for the first time blew me away as well. Ricky Godfrey, a guitar/vocalist from Nashville, made me realize there are a phenomenal number of blues artists unknown to most mainstream blues fans. Another was J Edwards. His vocals just dripped with heartache and pain, and he is no slouch on the six-string either. Edwards, unlike most of the performers at the show, is from South Carolina, not Nashville.”
“I’ve been following the career of Columbia, S.C. musician J Edwards for just over a year. I first heard him at a club in Columbia and was struck immediately by the soulful vocals he delivered. Then I got hold of a couple earlier CDs: Watcha Doin’ (2006), which is mainly acoustic blues; and Everything Changes (2008), electrified and less bluesy, with a full band. The musical arrangements along with the same raw, gut-sucking vocals convinced me to include Everything Changes in my CD Picks (February 11, 2010).”
“There is blues and there is good blues then there is great blues. Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to J.Edwards, a step above most! The Album Lulu's House is a master class in how to draw you in, with great hook lines, fantastic vocals that just mesmerize you from the very first note. A collection of blues songs that just keep you hooked from the very start to the end of the Album and leave you wanting to go back to the beginning and start again. Lulu's House is definitely an Album you will want in your collection and with a vocal and guitar skill from J.Edwards, you know you're in for a hell of a ride!! ”
“As an avid music fan and personal friend, I can honestly say J Edwards stands out heads above the rest as a singer, songwriter, and professional musician. Talent like J's will definitely be rewarded one day very soon! ”