(Special Guest Vocalist with the EarRegulars)
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.”
Kat has recently released her third critically acclaimed album, The Big Picture, on Sony Music Masterworks. The Big Picture debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. The album follows her 2012 release, Way Down Low, which The New York Times hailed as “fresh as a spring bouquet” and The Boston Globe writer called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard.” The record was featured on several major year-end “Best of 2012” lists including Downbeat Magazine and WNYC Soundcheck’s “Best Live Performances.” Edmonson was featured on NPR an impressive five times that same year.
Her recent TV appearances included “CBS This Morning: Saturday” as well as sharing the stage with nine-time Grammy award-winners Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel on the “Late Show with David Letterman” during the final months of the program. Kat has also appeared on Garrison Keillor' Prairie Home Companion,which brought her together with Grammy award-winning Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks, of HBO's Boardwalk Empire fame, for the first time. They have subsequently performed together on a few occasions including at the annual Gotham Holiday Swing extravaganza at New York's Town Hall.