When I'm not on the road touring, I am great at writing any creative part and sound to fit whatever a song needs.
Alex Edwards is an experienced session and guitarist based in Los Angeles and Nashville. He has been touring and recording with artists such as Parachute / Jana Kramer / Maren Morris / Chord Overstreet / Katelyn Tarver / Clare Dunn / The Co / The Federal Empire / Carlos Whittaker / among many others.
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Alex was the perfect person for my project. His guitar parts were really tasteful and fit the track exactly right. I'll definitely be using him as my go-to for guitars from now on.
Alex is awesome!! He's played on my tracks and kills it. He is very creative and great at writing his own parts if I don't already know what I want. He has also helped me structure my songs. I would highly recommend!
Interview with Alex Edwards
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An artist named young brother. I played lots of weird and cool sounds on it. Darren from MuteMath played drums and the whole project came out really, really cool!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The new Parachute record, lots of song demos that are pitched to pop artists
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog sound with digital control. Both!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be 100% happy with what I add to the song. A quick turnaround too!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making the client stoked on how the guitars make the song go from good to great!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of vibe they want for the song. If they don't know, they can trust me to do a few different things and see which one they like most!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you don't really know what you want for guitars, let me know. I can get creative and make a great sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Kemper, my 335, analog man king of tone overdrive, rv-5 reverb (on the modulate setting), and my vintage memory man
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I went to college in Nashville for music business and instantly started touring out of college. I was on the road for 5 years with many pop and country acts, then moved to LA last year for a change of pace.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would say it's very accessible but has character. I pride myself in getting great tones and great parts.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Rihanna. She's the best and such a badass.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple and don't over think it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly pop. I play pop-rock, indie, and rock as well. I've done a lot of singer-songwriter and Americana. I toured with a lot of country artists, so I can do country as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm easy to work with, and work fast. I try to do exactly what the producer needs for the song. The tracks I send are already treated and lined up, so you won't have to work too much on the stems once I sent them over.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can fit into a song and add textures, and also completely change the vibe of the song if needed with the guitars. I can pull up a lot of interesting sounds that make the song have a unique character.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll get sent a track without guitars and then ask what the artist/producer wants to hear. Sometimes we will listen to a few reference songs to narrow down the sound, then go for it!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a Kemper profiling system, so I have just about any amp available at my fingertips. I run the Kemper into Logic X and have a ton of plug-ins for anything I need!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Obviously Max Martin. Jack Antinoff and Butch Walker have great pop sensibilities with interesting and unique sounds.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote guitar tracking to fit or create a new vibe for a song