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Music Biography of Eddie Rhoades


I am a writer of songs that run the gamut of genres, magical mystical songs that I believe in. I love to write story songs like my "Baby Blue Guitar" song, or my "Rock Bottom Bar" song. I also like songs that have simple lyrics where the focus is mostly on the music as my "Cowboy Slide" tune which is a great dance number and "She Move, She Rock, She Bop". I have several humor songs including" "The Dolly Song" which is all about Dolly and the twins, and "Toss It". I sang "Toss It" as the opening number for the Durango Songwriter’s Festival in Ashville in 2008 as a Showcase Performer. I have one children's song and two gardening songs. The gardening songs are both getting radio air time in five different states. I have several country rock numbers plus some real tear-jerkers. These songs and more are designed to bring out the full range of emotions in you. They make people want to jump up and dance for one song, laugh at the next and maybe even get teary-eyed at a poignant number. These are songs that people can identify with. They are also songs that A&R music executives don’t necessarily like because they are not exactly like the commercial songs you hear on the radio but the public loves these songs of mine. Often I just sit in my basement and play to the wall. I confess I don't play out as much as I should or as I would like but I am working on improving that. The times I have performed for the public I did well as when I won the Talent Contest aboard the Princess Cruise Ship and when I got the best reception at the Newcomers Showcase at the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I won the Talent Contest aboard the Princess cruise ship. In June 2008 I played three venues in three days in Nashville. My first CD is titled "Last Man Standing" available on http://www.cdbaby.com/eddierhoades plus I have a second CD titled "Universal Love" in the works and it will be released in 2009. Still deciding where I will hold the CD release party.

My brother Robert often joins me in my performances singing backup and playing either guitar or conga drums. He has his own selection of beautiful original love songs. I cannot begin to name all the musical influences in my life but a few are: Chuck Berry - the father of rock and roll lead guitar, Buddy Holly - a white boy with soul and a great songwriter, Elvis Presley - my hero, I loved the early Elvis and the Jordanaires, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Paul Simon, and of course, The Beatles plus so many more. I am probably the most affordable performer around and am available for open mic, house parties, music festivals and other venues. In fact, I would be thrilled to be an opening act. I am enjoying life, gardening and music.

Eddie Rhoades
667 Longwood Court
Marietta, GA 30008-3756

Email me at eddie@bittersweetgardens.com.

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