Songs from Memory
A decade since the break-up of his seminal Arizona band, Art Edwards--co-founder, co-songwriter and bass player of the Refreshments, the band that recorded two albums for Mercury Records in the 1990s selling in excess of 400,000 copies; wrote and recorded the top fifteen alternative radio hit "Banditos" (1996); and wrote and recorded the theme song for the Fox television series *King of the Hill*--emerges with his first ever solo CD, *Songs from Memory*. The first single from *Songs from Memory*, 'Riverboat Captain,' is also present in *Ghost Notes*, Art's second rock novel, as a song written by one of the characters, making *Ghost Notes* and *Songs from Memory* companion pieces. With *Ghost Notes*, Edwards continues the tradition of quality rock literature he started with his debut novel, *Stuck Outside of Phoenix*, a novella that received several positive reviews and was nominated for iUniverse's Star Program, a marketing support program for those iUniverse titles that sell over 500 copies. Edwards's musical collaboration with high school classmate Bret Hartley (Sugarland, Billy Pilgrim, Clay Cook) has resulted in *Songs from Memory*, which includes the single 'Riverboat Captain' and nine other songs featuring Edwards's infectious pop melodies and Hartley's at times searing, at other times textured and elegant, guitar playing.