Stittsville’s own Kathleen Edwards marked her return with a live-streamed album release of ‘Total Freedom’ at her Stittsville coffee shop Quitters on August 14. Kathleen was back – the eight year wait was over the moment the first chords were played and her voice rang out.
Releasing this new album means a lot to Kathleen and all her friends in our community and beyond. Experiencing many rocky roads in her life, Stittsville has been the shoulder to bring her back. The support of many local musicians, especially Jim Bryson, have provided her the encouragement to pick-up her guitar again.
Friday was all about the music and lyrics that drew her audience into her life and reached out to people in many personal ways. One could hardly miss her staff’s quiet reflection and emotion when she sang ‘Ashes to Ashes’ about a young Stittsville girl who died too young and was close to Kathleen and the coffee shop. Her ‘Who Rescued Who’ brought a tear to my eye as we have always rescued dogs looking for a better life. Her lyrics resonant with so many in a myriad of ways.
Kathleen brings so much to our community as one of our friendly and safe hubs with her coffee shop Quitters. We are so fortunate that she chose Stittsville as her home to share her musical talents with us, her great baking (morning glory muffins), trivia nights and so much more. The community looks ahead to many more years of connection with Kathleen’s music and her coffee shop hub.
Here are some captured moments –
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