Welcome to the Gil Edwards.
Music has been Gil's main interest as long as he can remember. As a 9 year old boy he got a real nice blue tick hound from his daddy. He'd been trying to get the old man to buy him a guitar for about a year. But money was tight and it didn't look too promising. One night his daddy came home from coon hunting, he asked Gil if he still wanted a guitar. It seems one of his hunting buddies had an old Gibson guitar that he would trade for Gil's hound. Well he missed that old hound dog but he loved his new guitar and the rest is simply history.
Many European musicians have high hopes of fame and fortune, and they pack their bags and head west toward the USA. Well Gil did the exact opposite and with guitar in hand and few possessions he left his home in 1981 and he headed east towards Europe. Jump ahead to 2006 and Gil is a very successful well known musician in Norway and around Scandinavia.
Gil's music has been classified as Alternative Country a music style that has become very popular in the USA. This music is much rougher and more rockin than ordinary country. The popularity of this style of music is largely due to artists like “Steve Earle” and “Son Volt”.
In 2015 Gil Began working with Indian Motorcycles as a Musical ambassador for Indian. Gil has always had soft spot for the brand as his father own on when Gil was born, and being 1/4 Cherokee what more can I say.
Recording the Third Album in March of 2016 will be done on a tour of Germany With Matin Engelien´s Go Music. We will come back with musician credits and the details. What we can say is it will be a live album. This will be a first for Gil. all in all it will be a great year.
Gil Edwards and the Vintage Chiefs, are planning festivals and tours for 2016. We played Harley Days Hamburg 2011 and had great success. We played Cusom Bike Show 2011 Norrtalje, Sweden (I love those guys).Get out there and see the Gil Edwards Show both with the Chiefs and alone. You can see the tour dates on the tour section
Gil Edwards is a singer songwriter that has been working on stage for over 50 years he has released 2 solo CDs which sold well, he has worked with many of the best musicians around. Gil plays about 250 dates a year, all over the world. He has over the past few years been in search of a band that would share his musical opinions. That is where The Vintage Chiefs come in.
In the mean time check out these pages and go to the contact page and drop a line. We would love to hear from you.