Friday, October 5, 2012

Kat Edmonson to tour


NPR- Tiny Desk Concert:

Kat Edmonson’s sophomore album Way Down Low is out now.  Self-released on Edmonson’s label Spinnerette Records, the album debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and has since sold over 12k albums.  Following sold-out shows at New York’s Joe’s Pub and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, Edmonson has played a host of taped performances this summer including Austin City Limits, Dan Rather Reports, NPR’s “World Café” andeTown.  Edmonson has now added additional headline shows and been named direct support for a string of dates with Gary Clark Jr.  See full list of dates below.
On Way Down Low, Edmonson makes her songwriting and production debut. She performs with noted fan Lyle Lovett on “Long Way Home,” which Entertainment Weekly calls “an airy country duet.” The album was recorded at the historic Avatar Studio and The Capitol Studios with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke) and input from legendary producer Phil Ramone (Paul Simon, Billy Joel).
The Texas native grew up in Houston with a mother who introduced her to the Great American Songbook. Determined to be a singer, she auditioned for American Idol during its second season, but soon returned from Hollywood to Austin. Back in Texas, Kat became a regular at the Elephant Room, a premier Austin club, building a following and making musical connections that energized her career.  Her self-released 2009 debut album Take To the Skyhit the top 20 on Billboard’s jazz charts, adding enough juice that she found herself playing gigs with Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.  A musical kinship with Lyle led to a high-profile duet on the Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” which the pair performed together on tour as well as on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”.
* with Milo Green
** with Gary Clark Jr.
October 16            Yoshi’s SF            San Francisco, CA
October 17            The Hotel Cafe            Los Angeles, CA
October 21            Mountain Stage            Charleston, WV
October 24            Live From Housing Works            New York, NY*
November 2/3            The Sinclair            Cambridge, MA**
November 7            Bowery Ballroom            New York, NY **
November 9            9:30 Club            Washington, DC **
November 10            Theater of the Living Arts            Philadelphia, PA **

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