Singer-songwriter Kenny Edwards dies

He belonged to bands Stony Poneys and Bryndle

Well-traveled Los Angeles songwriter, guitarist and producer Kenny Edwards died Aug. 18 in Southern California, according to the musician’s website. He was 64 and had been battling prostate cancer and a blood disorder.

Edwards founded a folk group in 1965 with Arizona transplants Bob Kimmel and Linda Ronstadt that would morph into the early L.A. country-rock band the Stone Poneys. The group cut a pair of Capitol Records albums, the second of which included the hit “Different Drum.” The band dissolved in 1967, but Edwards and Ronstadt recorded together again in the ’70s.

In 1968 Edwards joined forces with singer-songwriters Wendy Waldman, Karla Bonoff and Andrew Gold in the folk-rock unit Bryndle; the group cut one unreleased album for A&M, but its members all went on to become prominent solo performers on the Southern California soft-rock scene. Edwards produced Bonoff’s three ’70s solo albums for Columbia. Bryndle regrouped to tour and record in the early ’90s.

Edwards was active as a producer and session man from the ’80s on, appearing on albums by Don Henley, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks and contributing to TV shows like “Miami Vice” and “Crime Story.” He also issued two solo albums, “Kenny Edwards” (2002) and “Resurrection Road” (2009).

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