Kat Edmonson, whose sophomore album "Way Down Low" is on sale now, has added additional headline shows and been named direct support for a string of dates with Gary Clark Jr.
Edmonson and Gary Clark Jr. will play New York's Bowery Ballroom on November 7, Washington, DC's 9:30 Club on November 9, and Philadelphia's Theater of the Living Arts on November 10 at 7PM.
NYC and DC performances are sold out. To purchase tickets to the Philadelphia show, visit www.livenation.com/event/0200492F98653922.
Self-released on Edmonson’s label Spinnerette Records, "Way Down Low" debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and has since sold over 12,000 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” and eTown.
On "Way Down Low," the native Texan makes not only her songwriting debut but also co-produces the album with Danton Boller. She performs with Lyle Lovett on the title track “Long Way Home” which Entertainment Weekly calls “an airy country duet.” The album was recorded at the historic Avatar Studio and Capitol Studios with Grammy-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke) and includes input from 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 Sky hit 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”.