Chris Edmonds and Friends will play show at Pure Life Studios on Saturday
Published 8:30 am Friday, February 3, 2023
On Saturday, musician Chris Edmonds and Friends is set to take the stage at Pure Life House of Music.
“I haven’t played in LaGrange since I left many years ago,” Edmonds said. “It will be a full circle moment, and I’ve got a few guests coming up with me. I’m very excited about it.”
Edmonds said fellow musicians Annie Collins and David Puett will be performing with him along with LaGrange musicians Sam Thrower and Russ Everitt.
During his time in LaGrange, Edmonds owned a music shop with a couple of friends from LaGrange College called The Arts.
“Back when I was in LaGrange College, I got it in my mind that there was no place in town that catered to music, college students and the various arts they pursue. So, I banded together a bunch of artists, musicians and actors from the college and opened up a place off the square called The Arts,” Edmonds said.
“For a while, it really flourished until I got in my mind that I need to move to Atlanta. But back then it was great and nice to see everybody pulling together in the same direction.”
Upon making his return to his old stomping grounds, Edmonds said he feels good about it.
“I feel like I’m in some kind of time-space warp or something, but it feels good to be coming back,” Edmonds said. “As I’ve gone about putting the show together, I’ve reconnected with some old friends, and it’s felt really good. It’s nice to know what I always felt about LaGrange as I’ve traveled throughout my career that reconfirms coming back.”
Edmonds said he expects the show to be like a reunion and connect people back to one another.
As time goes on, Edmonds said his love of music has not waned.
“In preparing for this, I could not think of a more fitting way to end this if this does turn out to be one of my last gigs,” Edmonds said. “I hope to take recording and writing music with me to the grave as far as performing out and that’s a whole different story.”
Edmonds is currently working on a new album set potentially come out in the summer.
“I’ve been working on it for a little while and then this change out here in LaGrange has given me new inspiration and some new things to write about,” Edmonds said. “I’m excited about it and hope that when people get a chance to hear they may be excited about it too.”
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $23. For more information on upcoming bands and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.purelifelagrange.com/.