KAT EDMONSON’S NEW
ALBUM DREAMERS DO OUT
FEBRUARY 7 VIA
“IN A WORLD OF MY OWN” PREMIERES
“And then there’s her voice…it possesses a singular expressiveness that puts her at the curious intersection of Karen Dalton, Blossom Dearie and Eartha Kitt.”
“She’s the kind of timeless singer that could flip through the Great American Songbook and bring energy to every page.”
“a savvy student of ’60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft”
“energetic and jubilant”
Vintage pop jazz vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson’s new album Dreamers Do is out February 7 via Spinnerette Reords;
The album blends original compositions and reimagined mid-20th century classic Disney songs, and tells a story, which takes place over the course of one sleepless night. Edmonson explains how one song she wrote, “Too Late To Dream,” inspired the rest of the record. “I was feeling despair! A series of unexpected events had led me to wonder if I had outgrown being a dreamer, ‘Too Late to Dream’ explores this.” she says. She went back to the music and movies she remembered being inspired by as a young person. “These songs I loved as a child were imbued with messages of hope. There was implicit encouragement to follow one’s dreams. In revisiting these songs, I found joy. I found the affirmation to keep going.”
Dreamers Do follows the release of 2018’s Old Fashioned Gal, which Billboard calls “an intimate journey from doubt to resolve and implied triumph.” NPR Music raves the album is “a handsome showcase for her songwriting, which has grown ever more confident over the last decade,” while the Associated Press says the record “sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film.”
In 2014 Edmonson released The Big Picture, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, #1 on Contemporary Jazz Chart, and #2 on Total Jazz Chart. Her 2015 performance on “CBS This Morning: Saturday” garnered the program’s highest rated viewership since 2006. Her 2012 LP Way Down Low was described by The New York Times as “fresh as a spring bouquet,” and her performances at WNYC’s Soundcheck and Daytrotter were included in “Best Live Performances” and “Best Sessions of 2012,” respectively.
The Texas native began crafting her signature sound while performing in Austin’s local club circuit for years before releasing her debut LP Take To The Sky in 2009. She went on to tour worldwide with high profile acts including Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Gary Clark Jr., Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Nick Lowe and more.