Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson, described as “fresh as a spring bouquet” by The New York Times, appeared to have come out of nowhere in 2009 and taken the Austin, TX music scene on fire. Born in Texas, Edmonson grew up in Houston and was introduced to the Great American Songbook by her mother. She was determined to become a singer and auditioned for American Idol’s second season. However, she soon returned to Austin from Hollywood. Kat returned to Texas and became a regular at The Elephant Room in Austin, where she built a following. She also made musical connections that helped fuel her career. Take To the Sky, her self-released 2009 album, reached the top 20 on Billboard’s jazz charts. This gave Kat enough juice to play gigs with Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson. Lyle and Kat developed a musical connection that led to their duet on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, a Christmas classic. The pair performed the song on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as on tour. Kat performed songs she had written and was working on during her Lovett tour. Way Down Low was her second album and the first to feature her original material. Kat launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Way Down Low. She was determined to follow her creative vision and retain control. With the help of legendary engineer Al Schmitt (Sam Cooke and Frank Sinatra), Kat recorded at Capitol Studios and Phil Ramone (Billy Joel and Paul Simon). The LP was co-produced by Kat and Danton Boller. It is being called “one the greatest vocal albums that I’ve ever heard” by The Boston Globe. Way Down Low debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts. It has since been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and will be a taping on Austin City Limits Live. Edmonson toured last fall with fellow Austin musician Gary Clark Jr., Chris Isaak, after selling out clubs in New York, Boston and Houston. From www.katedmonson.com

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