19 year old Alabama native Edward Hartline has been playing the guitar and writing songs since he was 11. He grew up in a household that listened to everything from Jimmy Buffett to Vivaldi, but the music that caught his imagination early on came from Don McLean and The Monkees. At 13, a video of him playing a cover song was spotted by the original artist, who tweeted about it. That push into the spotlight was the encouragement Edward needed, and within six months, he began playing local coffeehouses and released a home-recorded EP, 'Lagniappe'. FearlessRadio.com in Chicago put several of his songs in rotation, and two of his demos went to number 2 before he entered high school. They remained in the top 25 for over six months. His debut CD, Candy for Bread Map, was released in 2011, and the first single went to number 1 on Fearless in six weeks. In 2013, he released 2 EPs, the limited edition 'hartline.',available only at shows, and 'Lost', recorded in his crowdfunded studio. His latest CD, 'Human Nature,' was released in 2015.
Edward has toured the southern and eastern US, had a song featured on the soundtrack of an indie film, and another included on a compilation CD produced by Independent Music News, 'Folk Artists 2012'. He won 1st place in WorkPlay Theater's Singer-Songwriter Series 2 competition in 2014, and 1st place in the Emerging Talent Showcase at Blast on the Bay 2015. He has performed at SXSW, several Sofar Sounds shows, and played with many artists, including Von Grey, Bobby Long, Jessica Meuse, Shannon LaBrie, Surviving Allison, Peter Bradley Adams, Jessie Frye, and Northern National.