Edith Frost Biography
I’ve been playing music since I was a kid, and started writing songs and recording in my late teens. I didn’t play music in public until the early ’90s though, when I lived in Brooklyn. I started out playing classic-country cover songs with my friend Jeff Ragsdale… we formed a band called the Marfa Lights, and played a lot at a bar in Williamsburg called the Ship’s Mast. Met a gal from Houston there named Deborah Moore, and we started another thing called the Holler Sisters, playing oldtimey girly-duet songs. THEN in ‘93 I joined a rockabilly band (the Tailfins, which morphed into Edith & her Roadhouse Romeos), so at that point I was in three bands at once. I was also working on my original songs at the time, and decided I ought to send a few tapes out to see if a record label might be interested. Heard back from Drag City around ‘94 and I’ve been putting out records and touring ever since. I’m really lucky to have worked with so many great musicians.
I have a bio on Wikipedia if you’re interested. You should also check my label Drag City. My discography is viewable in its complete form, or separated into my own albums and EPs, appearances on compilations and guest appearances on other people’s records.
Oh yeah… the “roller-skating enthusiast” thing in my blog header? It’s sort of an inside joke, based on a true story. I actually do love to skate, and I am a good skater, but I’m not currently active in the sport like I used to be. I just think the tagline’s funny, and less boring than “Drag City chanteuse” or whatever.