John's always been a great songwriter; now he's an even better one. During his tenure at Sony, and later Elektra, his perennial Next Big Thing status got in the way of the truth of the matter he had already arrived. All you had to do was tune out the din of hype and listen. His material was unfailingly clever, often funny, alternately foot-stomping and heartbreaking. After John went on his own and launched Thrill Show Recordings, the more stripped-down sound of his subsequent albums made his gifts much more apparent.
“John Eddie is a badass… Eddie writes like a cowboy poet, a rock ‘n’ roller and a country tunesmith all rolled into one. Part Steve Earl, part Guy Clark, part Springsteen, John Eddie is one hell of an artist, and if you didn’t already know him, you will soon.”