Edgar Derby has been making music for over two decades. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and is currently based in Denton, Texas. Derby's music fuses acoustic, lyric-based folk with a unique songwriting style and energetic performances. He treats a live audience to a multi-instrumental show that includes vocals, guitars, a resonator, and harmonicas. Edgar Derby's debut LP, "Who we Are," was released on 03 November, 2017.
Edgar left the desert and mountains of El Paso for Denton to study music at the University of North Texas. Icons such as George Harrison, Woody Guthrie, and Kurt Cobain musically and poetically influenced him, though his folk-pop style and raw vocals perhaps more closely resemble contemporaries like Lou Barlow and Shakey Graves. Edgar began crafting his debut album, "Who we Are," in 2015. An introspective look at the tendencies of the human race, "Who we Are" is a cohesive collection that borrows from and builds on itself as it explores the nuances of the human condition. The songs are presented in a literary style meant to be enjoyed much as a written novel would, with a Southern familiarity that keeps the lamenting, yet hopeful story accessible.
With the release of "Who we Are," Edgar Derby is hard at work playing live shows to a growing fan base in the Denton and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Check out the music and follow our social media to keep up to date on the latest news and performance announcements.