Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist. Her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith, who calls her the sweetest voice in England.
In 2003 Polly Paulusma was happily putting the finishing touches to shed-recorded debut album Scissors in my Pocket when Bjork's label, One Little Indian, signed her up and catapulted her round the world for six years, supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Joseph Arthur, Coldplay and many others. Three albums later, with her own label Wild Sound now a new folk imprint at One Little Indian, she is set to release an EP of traditional folk songs to accompany her PhD research on Angela Carter, and will be recording her fourth album of original songs later this year which includes cowrites with Danny Wilson, Astrid Williamson, David Ford and Tom McRae.