Songwriter and vocalist Kat Edmonson is premiering her self-directed “Old Fashioned Gal” video for Valentines Day; watch/share it HERE. 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 Love” premiered the title track, noting that “Edmonson is astute with her references, and canny about the flirtation at the center of the song.”

Kat explains, “this was my first time writing and directing a video.  I was scared and reluctant to begin this project because I had no idea what I was doing.  In real-life, I am often asked to sing at get-togethers so acting out this scene was sort of a familiar situation.”

This month, Edmonson continues her winter residency at City Vineyard in New York City February 20 and 27.

Of writing Old Fashioned Gal, Edmonson says, “I wrote these songs while holed up in my Brooklyn apartment during the winter of 2016. I had a terrible, reoccurring cold that winter and was often laid up in bed. I’d go back and forth from watching 1930s movies on Turner Classic Movies to working on a song. While writing this album, I realized that I was seeing what looked like scenes from a film in my head—a film not yet made. I ultimately sat down and wrote an entire outline for a screenplay—a musical, of course—with this music, the score. I processed a great deal of self-doubt in order to write this hopeful record. Old Fashioned Gal is about believing in yourself even when it seems no one else will.”

Old Fashioned Gal was entirely written and produced by Edmonson with associate production by band member and drummer Aaron Thurston. It was recorded over several sessions throughout the summer and fall of 2016 at Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn with Grammy winning engineer Fernando Lodeiro. This is her third time working with twenty-two-time Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt who mixed the record at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.

The album follows Edmonson’s critically acclaimed 2014 release The Big Picture which debuted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. Her 2015 performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” garnered the program’s highest rated viewership since 2006. She recently appeared in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society as a 1930s jazz singer and is highlighted on the official soundtrack performing her version of “Mountain Greenery.”

2012’s Way Down Low was described by The New York Times as “fresh as a spring bouquet” while The Boston Globe’s Steve Greenlee heralded it as “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 lists including Downbeat MagazineWNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances” and Daytrotter’s “Best Sessions of 2012.” Edmonson was featured on NPR an impressive five times that same year. 

Growing up in Houston, Edmonson wrote her first song on a school bus at age nine. The Texas native evolved her signature style in Austin’s local club circuit for several years before self-releasing Take To The Sky in 2009. In the proceeding years, Edmonson toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan while also supporting high profile acts including Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Gary Clark, Jr., Jaime Cullum, Shawn Colvin, Smokey Robinson, George Benson, Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Lowe and Willie Nelson.

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February 20 /// New York, NY /// City Vineyard
February 27 /// New York, NY /// City Vineyard
April 20 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Smith Center
April 21 /// Fallon, NV /// Barkley Cente
May 4 /// New York City, NY /// Le Poisson Rouge r
May 5 /// Old Saybrook, CT /// The Kate Theater
May 6 /// Boston, MA /// City Winery Boston
May 8 /// Washington, DC /// Blues Alley
May 9 /// Annapolis, MD /// Rams Head Inn
May 10 /// Wilmington, DE /// The Queen
May 13 /// Charleston, WV /// Mountain Stage
May 14 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
May 15 /// Chicago, IL /// City Winery Chicago
May 16 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Jazz Kitchen
May 18 /// Dallas, TX /// The Kessler Theater
May 19 /// Austin, TX /// ACL Live at The Moody Theater
May 20 /// Houston, TX /// The Heights Theater
May 21 /// San Antonio, TX /// The Empire Theater
May 29 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Blue Note Tokyo
May 30 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Blue Note Tokyo
August 12 /// San Jose, CA /// San Jose Jazz Festival