KAT EDMONSON PERFORMS ON “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY” JANUARY 3
THE BIG PICTURE OUT NOW ON SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
WINTER TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 5
“…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”
“A timeless sound…” —NPR “All Things Considered”
“These days...she draws another comparison: Billie Holiday.” —NPR “Weekend Edition”
“…there’s a serious intent behind it all — to give jazz and pop an individual stamp.” —New York Daily News
“Kat Edmonson has a sophisticated cosmopolitan sound…” —KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune
“Edmonson's voice swells and dips and weaves with effortless precision, arresting without belting.” —The Austin Chronicle
“Kat Edmonson’s new album, The Big Picture, her third, is her most lavish yet — strings, horns, chimes, celeste, glockenspiel, you name it.” —The Boston Globe
“The Big Picture has original songcraft and inventive arrangements.” —The Christian Science Monitor
Kat Edmonson performs “Rainy Day Woman” and “All The Way,” two tracks from her critically acclaimed album The Big Picture, on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” January 3. The Big Picture, available now on Sony Music Masterworks, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart, and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. Edmonson’s recent performance on A Prairie Home Companion can be heard HERE and her recent cover story in The Austin Chronicle can be seen HERE.
Kicking off in her home state of Texas, Edmonson will perform across the U.S. throughout February and March, including shows at Austin City Limits’ Moody Theater and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. See full tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now for select dates and go on sale for remaining dates this week at http://www.katedmonson.com/.
The Big Picture is Edmonson’s label debut and was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney) in his Los Angeles studio. 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 was featured on NPR an impressive five times that same year.
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
February 5 /// La Grange, TX /// Bugle Boy
February 9 /// Waco, TX /// Waco Hippodrome Theater
February 10 /// Houston, TX /// The Cullen Theatre
February 11 /// Austin, TX /// ACL Moody Theater
February 13 /// Dallas, TX /// Kessler Theater
February 14 /// San Antonio, TX /// Empire Theatre
February 17 /// Atlanta, GA /// Variety Playhouse
February 19 /// Nashville, TN /// City Winery
February 22 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Club Café
February 24 /// Annapolis, MD /// Rams Head on Stage
February 25 /// Vienna, VA /// The Barns at Wolf Trap
February 27 /// Harrisburg, PA /// Sunoco Performance Theatre
March 1 /// Wilmington, DE /// Grand Opera House – Baby Grand
March 3 /// New York, NY /// Le Poisson Rouge
March 6 /// Ogunquit, ME /// Jonathan’s Restaurant
March 7 /// Ridgefield, CT /// The Ridgefield Playhouse
March 13 /// Fall River, MA /// Narrow Center For The Arts
March 14 /// North Adams, MA /// MASS MoCA