Edward C. Askew (born 1940) is an American painter and singer-songwriter who first recorded in 1968 and now lives in New York City.
Born Edward C. Askew in Stamford, Connecticut, he moved to New Haven, Connecticut, to investigation painting at Yale School of Art in 1963 and took up, more or less, permanent address there until leaving behind for New York in 1987.
After graduating from art school in 1966, Askew was called up for the draft. Not feeling particularly lively about going to suit at age 26, he looked for a teaching job and found show at a private prep college in Connecticut. It was though teaching he started making songs; he with acquired his Martin Tiple at this time. The singer-songwriter moved to New York for a few months in 1967 where he met Bernard Stollman of ESP-Disk, who offered him a contract. Between 1968 and 1986, Ed lived, mostly, in New Haven; doing occasional shows in imitation of his band, and later perform solo shows there. Around 1987, Ed moved to New York City, where he continues to write and collection songs, and occasionally perform.
Pitchfork and many supplementary high-profile music media praised his work, labeling him as a NY legend. He collaborated later than Sharon Van Etten upon his 2013 album For the World.