Oh, he'll have his harmonica on hand, too.
"It's always around my neck at the show," Edwards said, adding he learned how to play early on in his career. "I learned if no one else was around to jam with, I could jam with myself."
Edwards said his songwriting continues to evolve and he still gets many ideas in the middle of the night - he jokes that he doesn't get much sleep as a result.
"I used to just write songs. The first 15 or 20 I had no idea anyone would ever hear them," he said, "though many have become somewhat classics and iconic for my fans.
"I approach it a little more methodically now. I write a page or two of prose about a song that has occurred to me out of thin air. And then I turn it into something more structured, with rhythm and rhyme and meter."
Interestingly, earlier in life Edwards intended to become an artist, even majoring in art at Ohio University before he left to pursue music.
He still loves to paint and in fact has designed his last several album covers.
"Some venues are starting to invite me to display my visual art along with the show," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
If you go
- What: Jonathan Edwards
- When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Clay
- Center's Walker Theater
- Tickets: $18
- Info: www.theclaycenter.org or 304-561-3570
- FYI: Sasha Colette opens the show