KAT EDMONSON SETS WINTER TOUR DATES
INCLUDES SECOND PERFORMANCE ON “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION”
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”
“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 rounds out 2014 with select dates in New York at the Town Hall on November 22 for a taping of “A Prairie Home Companion” and December 3 in Denver for eTown. In February and March, she will perform in cities across the U.S. playing songs from her critically acclaimed new album The Big Picture, available on Sony Music Masterworks. Kicking off in her home state of Texas, Edmonson will perform Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater. 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 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart, and #2 on the Total Jazz Chart. Edmonson spoke to Scott Simon from NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” who she told “I hear myself as an instrument, playing with the band.” Listen to the whole conversation HERE. USA Today 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. 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
November 22 /// New York, NY /// The Town Hall
December 3 /// Denver, CO /// eTown
February 9 /// Waco, TX /// Waco Hippodrome Theater
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 /// Barns at Wolftrap
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