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Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the United States, Europe, and Japan. The Texas native and Brooklyn transplant forged her sound playing small rooms and clubs before touring worldwide and performing with Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Jamie Cullum, and Gary Clark Jr. In the decade since, Edmonson has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music.
With a sweetly mellifluous soprano—echoing Blossom Dearie’s lighter-than-air approach—and her gift for evocative songwriting, Edmonson is a rare artist who embodies the spirit of the past while remaining resolutely au courant. Her unusually charming and seamless blend of old and new has garnered attention on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, PBS’ Austin City Limits, and American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion. Other notable appearances include one of David Letterman’s final Late Night shows with western swing masters Asleep at the Wheel and Woody Allen’s film Café Society, backed up by the premier New York-based jazz ensemble Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. In 2018, Edmonson released her cinematically inspired fourth album, Old Fashioned Gal, to warm critical acclaim.
“Part bashful debutante, part starry-eyed fiancée, part world-wise seductress, her voice possesses a singular expressiveness.” — The Associated Press