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KAT EDMONSON


BIO: Fresh as a spring bouquet” (The New York Times), Kat Edmonson seemingly came out of nowhere in 2009 to take the Austin, TX music scene by storm. The Texas native grew up in Houston with a mother who introduced her to the Great American Songbook. Determined to be a singer, she auditioned for American Idol during its second season, but soon returned from Hollywood to Austin. Back in Texas, Kat became a regular at the Elephant Room, a premier Austin club, building a following and making musical connections that energized her career. Her self- released 2009 debut album Take To the Sky hit the top 20 on Billboard’s jazz charts, adding enough juice that she found herself playing gigs with Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. A musical kinship with Lyle led to a high-profile duet on the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” which the pair performed together on tour as well as on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On her tour with Lovett, Kat opened nightly, performing songs on which she’d begun writing and working. This set the stage for Way Down Low, her second record and first to include her original material. Determined to see through her creative vision and maintain control, Kat funded Way Down Low through a Kickstarter campaign. The money generated allowed her to record at the equally historic Avatar and Capitol Studios with legendary engineer Al Schmitt (Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Neil Young) and input from Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon). Co-produced by Kat alongside Danton Boller, the LP is now being called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard” (The Boston Globe) and “a welcome antidote to these frantic times” (Texas Monthly). Despite its humble beginnings, Way Down Low recently debuted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and has since landed Kat features on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and an upcoming taping on Austin City Limits Live. After selling out club shows in New York, Boston, Houston, and Los Angeles, Edmonson will hit the road this fall supporting fellow Austin musician Gary Clark Jr. and later, Chris Isaak. PRESS "I think she’s great. She’s got such an authentic, almost old-time jazz quality about her." - Lyle Lovett "Kat is a tremendous talent…with a style and charm that reaches fans in the worlds of blues, rock pop and beyond." - Al Schmitt, nineteen time Grammy winning producer and engineer "Memorable and contagious." - NPR Music "A voice that at times exudes raspy confidence of a veteran soul singer, and at other times recalls the coquettish quality of a silver screen starlet." - AOL Spinner "Equal parts Billie Holiday and Bjork." - All About Jazz

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Kat Edmonson Selected for NPR Morning Edition's Song Project Photo Kat Edmonson Selected for NPR Morning Edition's Song Project
by TV News Desk - March 03, 2021

Song Project calls on artists to write an original song inspired by this unique moment in American history, touching of themes of the ongoing COVID pandemic and other prominent current events. ...
Kat Edmonson Releases Video for 'What A Wonderful World' Photo Kat Edmonson Releases Video for 'What A Wonderful World'
by TV News Desk - March 02, 2020

Today, the new video from jazz vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson debuts via WBGO Take Five....
Guitar Mash Announces Lineup for the 7th Annual Urban Campfire at City Winery Photo Guitar Mash Announces Lineup for the 7th Annual Urban Campfire at City Winery
by TV News Desk - October 04, 2018

Guitar Mash has announced its artist line-up for the 7th Annual Urban Campfire at City Winery on Sunday, November 18th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Urban Campfire is a unique and immersive musical experience where artists break down the wall between the stage and the house, and invite the audien...
City Winery Chicago Announces Average White Band, Howard Jones & More Photo City Winery Chicago Announces Average White Band, Howard Jones & More
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces British pop star Howard Jones ("What is Love?") and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 10 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago....
Kat Edmonson's OLD FASHIONED GAL Out Now + U.S. Tour Continuing Through The Summer Photo Kat Edmonson's OLD FASHIONED GAL Out Now + U.S. Tour Continuing Through The Summer
by TV News Desk - April 27, 2018

Songwriter and vocalist Kat Edmonson's Old Fashioned Gal is out now on Spinnerette Records. Listen HERE. Her tour supporting the full length continues through the summer with major tour stops throughout the U.S.; see below for a list of dates....
Jane Lynch, James Hunter, & More to Play Chicago's City Winery Photo Jane Lynch, James Hunter, & More to Play Chicago's City Winery
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2018

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces holiday concerts with award-winning singer, actress, and comedian Jane Lynch ("Glee") and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago....
VIDEO: Kat Edmonson Premieres OLD FASHIONED GAL Music Video Photo VIDEO: Kat Edmonson Premieres OLD FASHIONED GAL Music Video
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2018

Songwriter and vocalist Kat Edmonson is premiering her self-directed “Old Fashioned Gal” video for Valentines Day; watch it below. Her forthcoming album of the same name is set for release April 27 on Spinnerette Records and her tour supporting the full length begins April 20. NPR Music's “Songs We ...
City Winery Chicago Announces Third Heather McDonald, Ryan Bingham, Greg Laswell & Mo Photo City Winery Chicago Announces Third Heather McDonald, Ryan Bingham, Greg Laswell & More
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2018

City Winery Chicago Announces Third Heather McDonald, Ryan Bingham, Greg Laswell & More...