His spirit is the cherry on top of his voice!”

— Mckenzie (Fan in Omaha, NE)


Jonathan Edwards, a.k.a. Wayward, is an Indie Pop Singer-Songwriter from Minneapolis, MN.

He started his musical journey at age 10, learning how to play on his sister's guitar. It wasn't long before he began writing his first songs and playing them for friends and family in living rooms.

Wayward began touring in November of 2016, eager to bring a personal, engaging live show to audiences across the Midwest. As of today, he has played approximately 300 shows and events with these songs, everywhere from living rooms, breweries, small corner-bars, house parties, to music venues of any and all kinds. 

With a love for writing songs and connecting with listeners, Wayward is touring the US in anticipation of his debut full-length album "Happiness", estimated to be released in 2021.

    Wonderfully talented, earnest and delightful human. His voice never fails to astound me. So happy to have him back in Rochester multiple times!”

    — Rosei (Promoter in Rochester, MN)


    Style often compared to: 

    • Ed Sheeran 

    • Jason Mraz 

    • Passenger 

    • Jon Bellion


    A few stats: 

    • 700,000 Spotify streams
    • 1.2 Million Facebook video views
    • Partnering with Gold-Record Producer, Dan Deurloo, on upcoming album
    • 100 shows per year
    • 4 Time Pie-Eating Contest Champion. Not a quitter.

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