KAT EDMONSON’S THE BIG PICTURE OUT NOW ON SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
“…energetic and jubilant…”—The New York Times
“she’s a savvy student of ‘60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft,”— NPR Music “First Listen”
“Kat Edmonson has a sophisticated cosmopolitan sound…” KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune
“A timeless sound…”—NPR “All Things Considered”
“…Edmonson writes and sings with uncommon, Great American Songbook-inspired wit.”—The Boston Globe
“…influenced by Edmonson’s appreciation for film and soundtrack.” —Paste Magazine
Kat Edmonson’s new album The Big Picture is out now on via Sony Music Masterworks. Edmonson spoke to Scott Simon from NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” who she told, “I hear myself as an instrument, playing with the band.” You can here her full conversation HERE. USA Today recently premiered the video for “Rainy Day Woman” saying the album’s “lush orchestral works we often hear in those hyper-stylized '60s classics.” Watch the video via YouTube HERE.
The Big Picture is Edmonson’s label debut and was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney) in his Los Angeles studio. She has October tour dates kicking off on October 7 at World Café with major market dates in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. She will perform at The North Oak Cliff Music Festival in Dallas and has a sold out performance at the legendary KLRU Studio 6A in Austin, former home of Austin City Limits which will be broadcast live on KUTX. Please see full tour dates below.
This album follows her 2012 release, Way Down Low, which The New York Times hailed as “fresh as a spring bouquet” and The Boston Globe called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.” The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart and was featured on several major year-end “Best of 2012” lists including Downbeat Magazine, WNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances” and Daytrotter’s “Best Sessions of 2012.” Edmonson performed on Austin City Limits, made her Prairie Home Companion debut, and was featured on NPR an impressive five times that same year. The songstress also found herself touring with several well-established acts such as Chris Isaak, Gary Clark Jr. and Michael Kiwanuka.
Texas native Edmonson grew up in Houston and sang in the local club scene in Austin for several years before self-releasing Take To The Sky in 2009. A musical kinship developed from performing with fellow Texan Lyle Lovett led to a high-profile duet of the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” which the pair performed together on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
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KAT EDMONSON TOUR DATES
October 7 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live
October 8 /// Boston, MA /// Regatta Bar @ The Charles Hotel
October 11 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake
October 12 /// Morgantown, WV /// Mountain Stage
October 14 /// Chicago, IL /// City Winery
October 16 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Dakota Jazz
October 19 /// Vancouver, BC /// Rio Theatre
October 20 /// Portland, OR /// Alberta Rose Theater
October 22 /// San Francisco, CA /// Great American Music Hall
October 23 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Masonic Lodge
October 25 /// Dallas, TX /// North Oak Cliff Music Festival
October 27 ///Austin, TX ///KLRU Studio 6A