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Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 7:30 pm

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Rescheduled from 10/15/20

Kat Edmonson is a vintage-pop and jazz singer and songwriter whose show

enchants all generations. With a lighter-than-air vocal approach as well as her

gift for evocative songwriting, Edmonson is a rare artist who embodies the spirit

of the past while remaining resolutely au courant. Her unusually charming and

seamless blend of old and new has garnered attention on “NPR Tiny Desk

Concerts”, “Austin City Limits”, and “A Prairie Home Companion”. The New York

Times describes her arrangements of classic songs as “fresh as a spring

bouquet” while NPR says her original compositions “all exude a twinkly

throwback charm.”

Possessing the spritely appearance of Mary Martin, the candor of Debbie

Reynolds, and the vulnerability of Judy Garland, Kat Edmonson performs jazzy

covers plus originals throughout her set interweaving humorous anecdotes,

philosophical musings, and her love of film. Her long-time band accompanies

Kat with a disarming sensitivity that allows her to veer off-script as she’s often

inclined to do.

The vintage-pop and jazz artist was on a 40-city tour promoting her new,

critically acclaimed album Dreamers Do (hailed as "terrific" by American

Songwriter and "delightful" by Jazz Times) when the pandemic struck. She

quickly transformed her living room into a charming, homemade set where she

performs live every Sunday night at 7PM EST. A modern-day variety show, “The

Kat Edmonson Show” is a unique window into the magical world of Kat with

surprises every week.

Edmonson’s fifth and latest album, Dreamers Do (2020) combines mid-20th

century Disney songs (from Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan,

Pinocchio, Bedknobs on Broomsticks, Mary Poppins, Babes in Toyland), with

familiar classics (“What A Wonderful World” as well as “All I Do is Dream of You”

from Singin in the Rain), and features two new, original songs (“Too Late to

Dream” and “Someone’s In The House.”) The LP, which debuted at #1 on the

Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart, takes place in a single night, from bedtime till

morning. “It's about our concepts around dreaming- all of the wonderful things,

the fearful things, and the things that keep us awake in the middle of the night,”

Edmonson explains of the music, “It's also about the quiet power of merely

having a dream. There are interludes between the songs indicating different

points in this nocturnal journey and if someone wants to listen to the entire record

as an experience, it's available to them.”

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.