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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Kat Edmonson performs a live midday concert on Friday.

With a touch of soul and singer-songwriter hooks, artist Kat Edmonson joins us for this week's Free at Noon show at World Cafe Live. A singer-songwriter originally from Texas now living in Brooklyn, Edmonson was on the second season of American Idol and was part of the Top 48 in Hollywood. After several years of playing clubs in the Austin music scene, the jazz-pop artist released her debut album, Take to the Sky, in 2009. Edmonson's voice encapsulates recent-era songbirds like Amy Winehouse and Adele. Last September, she released her third album, The Big Picture, and it combines her vintage pop pipes with old fashioned saxophone-infused jazz influences. Kat Edmonson plays the Whittaker Center in Harrisburg on February 27th and The Grand Opera House in Wilmington on March 1st. Join us this Friday to watch Kat Edmonson perform at World Cafe Live – RSVP to see the show in person, or listen live at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia or

Recent Release: The Big Picture
Release Date: September 30, 2014

Kat Edmonson’s short stature and pixie cut might not be the first image you would expect behind her voice if you had just heard her music. The Texas native’s vocal control is astonishing, she glides effortlessly between tones; from lilting elegance and a scintillating falsetto to a confident and not at all unpleasantly raspy gravel. Kat’s first record, the 2009 release Take To the Sky, investigates the root of what can turn pop songs into standards.

Singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson has taken Texas by storm. Coming from the emerging Austin singer-songwriter scene, her self-released debut, Take to the Sky, made the top 20 on Billboard's jazz charts and landed her performances with Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Her newest album, Way Down Low, is the first to feature her original material. The album reached #1 on both Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and iTunes' singer-songwriter and jazz charts. Edmonson funded Way Down Low through a Kickstarter campaign and received rave reviews from critics such as the New York Times and Listeners alike have fawned over her unique sound that aligns itself with the blues, pop, rock, and soul genres.

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