Born in Ohio, now in the Dirty South, Edward Monett is one of the most eclectic songwriters of his day. Outwardly using the motifs of folk music while contextually embracing rock and punk. An aggressive and angular guitar style with a high degree of rhythmic articulation, Monett breaks down what it means to be a solo artist, without resorting to samplers and loops as so many of his contemporaries seem to do. Songwriting that on its surface is almost childlike, but with an often troubling and serious message. It is easier to compare Monett's writing to authors like Cormac McCarthy, where truth is laid out naked and unadorned, than it is to compare him to any other "pop" songwriter.