Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)

Played at the Ottobar with the Anomoanon and the Translucents

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Black Swan Club (Tivoli, NY)

We were the only band; it was the club’s opening night party.

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

TT The Bear’s Place (Cambridge, MA)

Played at TT the Bear’s Place with Willard Grant Conspiracy and Tiger Saw

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)

photo by Jodi ShapiroPlayed at the Mercury Lounge with Patricia Vonne and The Moonlighters opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Photo by my pal Jodi Shapiro, who would never get mad at me for stealing this picture! ;-)


Tucson Weekly review

A review by Brian Mock of my album Wonder Wonder that appeared in Tucson Weekly (Tucson, AZ)…

In a world where the airwaves are hijacked (I know, sorry) with cookie-cutter singer-songwriters of the fairer sex (Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin et al.) who seem to put more of a premium on sex appeal than originality, it’s good to know there’s someone like Edith Frost to take us away from it all for a little while.

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Philadelphia Inquirer review

A review by Dan DeLuca that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Chicago chanteuse Edith Frost moves between the Windy City’s alt-country and indie-experimental music axes. Her third album, "Wonder Wonder" (Drag City), is a reflective, shrewdly produced affair that makes deft use of strings and horns where appropriate. Frost’s distant-yet-emotive voice is sounding more and more like that of fellow Chicagoan Liz Phair these days, but her self-possessed songs of heartache are full of a gentle wistfulness all her own.

Black Cat (Washington, D.C.)

Played at the new location of the Black Cat Backstage with Dame Fate opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Vincent’s Ear (Asheville, NC)

With Drug Money opening

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Review in Philly City Paper

A review by A.D. Amorosi that appeared in the Philadelphia City Paper in the issue of September 20-27, 2001…

Recently I stumbled across two delicious reissues of oozy-hippie songstress Margo Guryan: Take A Picture and 25 Demos (Franklin Castle).  These two chamber-’60s efforts’ avant-hillbilly lilt, flute-y flightiness, sun-strewn feel and melodicism set a perfect stage for Guryan’s cool yet pleading voice.  What the hell does this have to do with Edith Frost?  That this eerie sun-dappled bit of erotica could be the work of Frost’s mom.

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Go! Rehearsal (Carrboro, NC)

Played at Go! Rehearsal with My Code Name Is Blue and Erie Choir

My band: Jim Becker (guitar, violin, keyboards), Amy Domingues (cello, keyboards), Ryan Hembrey (electric bass, backing vocals), Adam Vida (drums)

Weekly Dig review

A review by Andrew Katchen that appeared in the September 19-26, 2001 issue of the Weekly Dig (Boston, MA)…

Is it country, is it post-rock or is it just good ole acoustic rock?  During the span of her career, Drag City recording artist Edith Frost has certainly dabbled in cross-pollinating all these particular genres, thus creating a style all her own.  Her newest album, Wonder Wonder, calls on many an indie superstar for assistance, ranging from the Sea and Cake’s Archer Prewitt to uber-producer Steve Albini.  The twelve-song recording offers up a mellow blend of laid-back, down home songs with melodies that must have been blown into the Windy City via a rickety Memphis roadhouse.  <…>

Philadelphia Weekly review

A review by Liz Spikol of my album Wonder Wonder that appeared in today’s issue of Philadelphia Weekly

In 1999, in a review of Edith Frost’s second full-length, Telescopic, David Keenan wrote in Wire magazine, "It’s rumored that the album was originally fully orchestrated, but Drag City ordered it to be stripped back to basics.*  Now there’s a potential bootleg worth killing for, if only to hear Frost nuzzling up to strings."  Keenan must be thrilled by Frost’s latest album, Wonder Wonder, also on Drag City, which has no shortage of strings.  It is, in a word, lush.

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Pittsburgh City Paper interview

An interview by Jordan Weeks that appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper in the issue of September 19-26, 2001…

Frost’s Bite

Speaking on the phone with singer and songwriter Edith Frost is a life-affirming experience. Her voice has an infectious, inherent enthusiasm, an irrepressible energy, and her conversation is punctuated with both quiet little asides to herself and deep, rapid bursts of laughter that betray a joy, a literal giddiness, about her work.

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UW-Milwaukee Leader interview

An interview by Jaime Leverington that appeared in today’s issue of The Leader, a student publication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee…

In A Van Down By The Lake

After about 20 years of pursuing her career singer songwriter Edith Frost has only recently enjoyed some national attention. Her new album, Wonder Wonder, is a curious exploration of music that has no real definition. Her careful insight and poetic lyrical approach are certainly unique. The Leader recently had a short chat with Edith Frost — in her own tour van.

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Wrightsville Beach, NC

click for larger imageL-R: Jim Becker; me; Ryan Hembrey; Amy Domingues. Photo by Adam Vida.

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