Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4 via Zoe/Rounder, was produced by the songwriter herself...

Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4 via Zoe/Rounder, was produced by the songwriter herself and Jim Scott and features a number of prominent backing players.

Included in the mix is Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Bob Dylan drummer Don Heffington, bassist Bob Glaub (Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen), guitarist Colin Cripps (Sarah McLachlan, Bryan Adams) and pedal steel player Greg Leisz.

"Some nights I lay awake worrying about the quality of the work I have done, hoping this album won't fall flat on its face from my stubborn insistence that I be overly involved in most of the details," Edwards wrote on her Web site. But she added that the title track "is one of the strongest songs I've ever written, so whatever comes in the future I know that I've been able to do something that I'm proud of."

"Asking for Flowers" will be the Canada native's third studio effort and second for Zoe, following March 2005's "Back to Me." That effort peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

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