Ed Askew - credit: Yasonori Yamamoto

Yasonori Yamamoto

Ed Askew


Broken glass on the sidewalk outside, nice boys Ed meets in bars, and the joyous act of songwriting, recorded on and previously released only on cassette in 1984. Get it…


Title Format Cat # Date
Imperfiction LP/MP3/FLAC DC457 /GZD-006 2011
Viridian City MP3 bandcamp 2010
Peppermint & Rose MP3 bandcamp 2010
My Life MP3 WildCat Recordings 2009
So CD Half Yogurt 2009
My Heart Starts Beating MP3 WildCat Recordings 2008
Rainy Day Song CD Spinning Gold 2007
Little Eyes LP/CD Destijl 2002
Ask the Unicorn LP ESP-Disk 1968


Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he moved to New Haven to study painting at Yale Art School in 1963 and took up, more or less, permanent residence there until leaving for New York in 1987.

After graduating from art school in 1966, Askew was called up for the draft. Not feeling particularly enthusiastic about going to war at age 26 (the Navy tried to convince him that he should apply for officer training!), he looked for a teaching job and found work at a private prep school in Connecticut. It was while teaching he started making songs; he also acquired his Martin Tiple at this time. "I must have written 25 songs that semester; all of the material on Unicorn and possibly some stuff on Little Eyes."

The singer-songwriter moved to New York for a few months n 1967 where he met Bernard Stolman of ESP Disk', who offered him a contract. Between 1968 and 1986, Ed lived, mostly, in New Haven; doing occasional shows with his band, and later doing solo shows there.

Around 1987, Ed moved to New York City, where he continues to write and record songs, and occasionally perform.