Kat Edmonson was an only child growing up with a single mother in Houston. Her mother introduced her to music early in her life and she wrote her first song before she was 10 years old. She made it to the top 48 in the second season of American Idol in 2002, later moved to Austin and started her professional music career. She earned her chops working the local clubs in Austin and released her debut album “Take to the Sky” in 2009 which reached the top 20 on Billboard jazz charts.
Kat went on tour with Lyle Lovett and he performed a duet with her on her second album “Way Down Low” on a tune called “Long Way Home” that came out in 2012. Since then she’s been on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and her songs have been featured on TV shows, commercials and the film “Admission” starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Kat came up with the term “vintage pop” as her style of music being influenced by pop music of the ‘20’s to ‘50’s.
Her U.S. tour in 2013 was her first as a headliner and followed this with playing several festivals across Europe like the Montreux Jazz Festival. Kat has written or co-written 11 of the 12 songs on her latest album “The Big Picture” which will be released September 30, 2014. Here’s a video of Kat performing “Rainy Day Woman” from that album.