Whitherward is the partnership between singer-songwriters Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams. Founded in Nashville in December of 2013, the duo has built a catalog of varied, intricate songs that explore the effects of the human condition. Beginning their career together in the writer's rounds of Nashville, Ash and Ed grew into a full-time touring duo with a move out west to Denver in late 2014.
After a stint along the I-25 corridor, the pair decided to hit the road and not look back, embarking on several multi-week tours across the country, through cities such as San Diego, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Omaha, St. Louis, and many, many more. Their hard-hitting lyrical style, supported by thunderous vocals and guitars, bring a new dimension to the indie folk world.
Hand Of Fate
A light, but driving song, continuously marching the listener against the hand of fate that guides our lives.
The Night I Fell For You
The first single from our upcoming album, The Night I Fell For You tells an all-too-familiar story.
A dreamy, nautical-themed opening for the album of the same name.
Sleeping With A Stranger
When the person you thought you knew turns out to be a total stranger.
Be careful not to get bitten...
Summon the music monster...if you dare.
1/15/2018 1:29:22 AM
I am so happy tonight Ashley and Edward! I am thrilled you are the 2017 Golden Kayak Winners - Best Band and that "The Anchor" is 2017 Best Song - Folk / Acoustic Rock / Americana. To think that this journey we are on together just began 8 months ago! 2017 has been one of the best years of my life and 2018 has started pretty darn well! You two have brought music, joy, and happiness into my life. This Old Man Music Monster forever gives you a large, permanent dwelling in his heart! I love you both so very much! Michael
12/19/2017 10:33:54 PM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak 2017 nominations. Wishing you the best of luck, Happy Holidays and much continued success. Neil
12/18/2017 12:16:46 PM
Congrats on your Golden Kayak nominations for 2017!! best of luck .bryon
10/14/2017 10:29:50 AM
I was talking about 'Teeth'.
10/14/2017 10:28:28 AM
This is my favourite of all the tracks you have here. The dark side to it and the voice seeming to find a new freedom with the seductive guitar seem to me to let loose a talent that is subdued in other places. This builds like a creeping menace slipping out of the darkness, hesitates, then springs.
9/30/2017 6:57:06 PM
Hey there sweet Ashley and groovy Edward! I can't begin to tell you how special to me that Wednesday 9/27/17 and Thursday 9/28/17 was and always shall be. Yes I can, I already have; in person in the hotel, in the Hyundai, in the restaurant, outside, in the Tavern, via e-mail, and Facebook, both public and private. And now here on your artist page in IMP. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. You both now occupy a very large hall in my heart that is forever haunted by you! I LOVE YOU both so much that it almost hurts. But it would hurt so good. Your Whitherward Music Monster Michael. WWMM Michael (2 heart emojis)
9/17/2017 2:11:06 PM
Hey there Ashley and Edward! After just a few months, not only is Whitherward my featured duo in my station "Groovy and 60's Style," but you are now my overall featured artists! So looking forward to welcoming you back to Omaha in just 10 days!!! This will truly be a most cherished and memorable occasion for me and I hope for the two of you as well! Mike :-)
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