Ed Askew

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Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City. Initially known for his solo tiple record on ESP-Disk, 'Ask the Unicorn,' Askew has been working on new music in NYC for decades. He has released records on De Stijl, Drag City, Okraïna, Holy Page, and OSR. And he has toured with the Black Swans, Baby Copperhead, and in support of Bill Callahan.

Boats and Roads

'Boats and Roads' (1996) is Ed Askew's first self-recorded, self-released cassette of new songs, written and recorded in Washington Heights. This re-issue features the original artwork and also a lost song, Yama, remixed from the 4-track source by Tyler Evans (of Ed Askew band and George Sand). The tape is a beautiful light blue and includes a digital download of the full album. Edition of 250.



In 2013, Tin Angel released Askew's first studio album of new songs, 'For the World,' which featured performances by Marc Ribot, Sharon van Etten, Mary Lattimore, Eve Searls, and the two members of his trio, Tyler Evans and Jay Pluck. The record was produced by Jerry David DeCicca. Askew toured Europe in support of 'For the World'.

Tin Angel is set to release a second studio album which again features Lattimore, Evans, and Pluck and additionally Jordan Hunt, Colby Nathan, and the majestic Josephine Foster. The record was produced by Ed Askew Band and recorded at Black Dirt Studios in Westtown, NY, and Uniform Recording in Philadelphia. He will return to Europe in September.

Ed Askew Band plays regularly in New York City.