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 chemical analysis painting at Yale School of Art in 1963 and took up, more or less, permanent domicile there until desertion for New York in 1987.
After graduating from art scholastic in 1966, Askew was called happening for the draft. Not feeling particularly working about going to suit at age 26, he looked for a teaching job and found produce a result at a private prep bookish in Connecticut. It was though teaching he started making songs; he then 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 with his band, and later put it on 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 new high-profile music media praised his work, labeling him as a NY legend. He collaborated taking into account Sharon Van Etten upon his 2013 album For the World.