Today, I’m joined by American vintage pop singer/songwriter, Kat Edmonson. there’s something very special about her voice, and Kat’s music is unlike anything we’ve had on the show before. We talk about her career, how she found her love for music, and how she ended up singing such a unique genre. Next Kat sings us two songs from her new album ‘Dreamers Do’, leaving me speechless. Finally we talk about food, Kat’s love of cooking and the different foods we love from around the world. “I noticed music very much as a kid. It affected me and I started to hear music in my head, so when I would feel an emotion it was accompanied by music.” - Kat Edmonson Time Stamps: 01:44 - Who Kat Edmonson is, what she’s achieved in her career, and what we talk about on the show. 06:14 - The importance of not giving too much power to your things and objects. 10:12 - How the songwriting process helps Kat confront her troubles. 15:04 - How Kat found her love and passion for music and turned that into a career. 27:16 - The most important life skill Kat learned at acting school. 34:06 - How Kat’s mum encouraged her career in music and the importance of having parental support. 41:12 - What it’s like working with Woody Allen on set. 47:36 - Kat sings us 2 songs from her new album ‘Dreamers Do’. 57:57 - What music Kat listens to while running, and the surprising songs she likes. 1:01:39 - What she likes to cook and what her speciality is. 1:03:21 - Kat’s experience being a waitress when she was younger. 1:04:45 - Using a tortilla press to make tacos. 1:07:46 - The lack of quality Mexican food in New York. 1:09:57 - Kat’s favourite food she ate while touring in Spain. Resources: Listen to 'Dreamers Do' on Spotify 'Dreamers Do' Review Buy 'Dreamers Do' by Kat Edmonson The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, a book by Marie Kondō Cafe Society (2016) Connect with Kat Edmonson: Website Facebook Instagram Connect with Patrick Scott Armstrong: Instagram Facebook Email Connect with The Lone Star Plate: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram More From The Lone Star Plate: Leigh Nash from Sixpence None the Richer America's Got Talent - The Texas Tenors Grammy Nominated Ruthie Foster on Music, Food and What's Next Granville Automatic and the Hidden History of Music Row
SOMETHING came from Baltimore the Podcast" is now has it's own show called, "Something came from Baltimore THE SHOW!" You can hear the show on exclusively on "TheBocX.com" Thursday's at 7:00pm EST. I recommend that you check out this radio station, it has a sound that I really love. There is something special going on. So, here is the second episode featuring Kat Edmonson, she has just released an amazing album of Disney covers called, "Dreamers Do" Buy the Album: http://katedmonson.com/ LISTEN TO THE STATION: "TheBocX.com Remember to subscribe to SOMETHING came from Baltimore! Listen and share with your friends. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj7HKmMrFB4vAQm3SKzvftA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomfunproductions Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/something-came-from-baltimore/id1400504427 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim Check out my "best of" songs from last decade 2010-2019 on Spotify...I think you will be surprised. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3HW55xTnilg2m73Vb5l7Jn?si=NSQ6fm8FRJOAiiZB1y_O6g&fbclid=IwAR3D3pu-FhoumTMm_qvOlg4WDXVz41N0lafmuR675fGJj2txW1ylYusrXZ0 Tom Gouker's Little Bio: Fast forward, I worked at 88.9 FM WXPN, Philadelphia PA, home of the NPR Radio Show called, "Live@the World Cafe" for 14 years. I also worked in the Broadcasting Department at "QVC" for 5 years. I DJ under the name DJ Normal in the bar circuit in Baltimore, MD for 4 years. I had radio show at Morgan State Radio 88.1 FM, Baltimore MD, called, "Jazz 101". "Jazz 101" had interviews with musicians to explain why jazz is so special. The "Cool Jazz" format of the station changed and I lost my show and I continued with interviews with musicians on my on podcast called, "SOMETHING came from Baltimore". SCFB is now over 150 episodes strong with interviews with John Doe, Swingadelic, Gerald Albright, Samite, Bokante, Kat Edmonson, Al Di Meola, Auntie Hammy, The Beatles Guru, Bodega, The Homeless Gospel Choir, Orrin Evans, GoGo Penguin, Warren Wolf, Joey Alexander, and so much more! The podcast keeps growing as "SOMETHING came from Baltimore". Thank you France and Germany! Future Projects: Film - Script for "I'm Falling to Pieces". Podcast, "Why Is It Good?" and a limited episode podcast "Beatles Come to America" with co-host The Beatles Guru Brooke Halpin.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim/support
Episode 1 of the “72 Hours In Newport” mini-season features vintage pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson and her endearing track, “Where I Am.” Kat’s song was inspired by a confessor that shares her story of falling in love and managing her significant others’ mental health. This episode deals with intense topics related to mental health. If that might be triggering for you, we suggest not listening to this episode and checking back in next week. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line – text TALK to 741741 Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255 AFPS.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Subscribe
In 2018, Kat Edmonson declared herself an “Old Fashioned Gal,” with an LP and track of the same name. The Brooklyn based musician sings and writes songs steeped in pop-jazz stylings of another era. But her work aims deeper than simple nostalgia. This year brought followup album, Dreamers Do, a mix of Disney covers and originals. “Too Late to Dream” finds Edmonson pondering her approach to the world during a sleepless night, a notion that gave rise to what amounts to a loose concept album. The singer joins us to discuss jazz singing in 2020, going through the major label ringer and the major label wringer and the connection between insomnia and the creative process.
SCFB 111: Kat Edmonson - "Dreamers Do" Pcast Interview
"SOMETHING came from Baltimore"
Kat Edmonson calls herself a “Vintage Pop” singer and her previous recordings have polished her ability to create an authentic retro soundscape. Kat Edmonson’s new recording, “Dreamers Do” is the first album where she finally digs into the standards via Wonderful World of Disney. Classics from Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Mary Poppins to name a few get the specialized “vintage pop” make over that only Kat Edmonson can do. Please Subscribe to SOMETHING came from Baltimore Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj7HKmMrFB4vAQm3SKzvftA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomfunproductions Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/something-came-from-baltimore/id1400504427 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/somethingcame-from-baltim/support
Episode 51: Artists in Quarantine with Kat Edmonson
Speaking of the Arts
Today is the first episode of a new mini series I will be doing where we will be featuring some of our artists during this time of quarantine. My first guest is Kat Edmonson and we actually had Kat on the show almost exactly 2 years ago so if you like what you hear today then please check out that interview which is episode 34 (http://www.speakingofthearts.com/episode34/). Today, I speak with Kat to learn about some of the unique things she is doing from home to stay creative and active as an artist. For example, Kat has created a new live show that she streams from her apartment in NYC every Sunday night at 7PM Eastern. You can tune into Facebook to catch that and you can also check out her new website http://www.kat.live where she is archiving each episode as well as other new content. Our conversation is wide ranging and covers a lot of topics and emotions that I would imagine many artists are going through right now so I hope everyone finds this helpful.On a side note, I wanted to update everyone who listened to our last episode with Brice Rosenbloom where we highlighted the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund (https://www.jazzcoalition.org/). As I record this, the fund has raised over $25,000 so thank you to everyone who is supporting it. More on Kat:Dreamers Do, Kat Edmonson’s 2020 record, explores the common human struggles around daring to dream, including a range of emotional and psychological consequences. The album begins with a promising invitation to settle in for the night and dream. Joy and magic are revealed before an eventual left turn is taken, and a wild night ensues. A question gets raised in Kat’s vulnerable original, “Too Late to Dream”: “Are the messages we receive as children about following our dreams relevant through adult life?” Self-despair is explored, however all doubts are ultimately laid to rest in a stunning duet with guitarist Bill Frisell on the song “Age Of Not Believing.” Dreamers Do follows the release of 2018’s Old Fashioned Gal, which Billboard calls “an intimate journey from doubt to resolve and implied triumph.” 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.
This week on the show we bring you a two part conversation between Z and folk-jazz visionary Kat Edmonson. The first was captured backstage before a show at Largo in LA right before the Covid-19 shut-down, and in the second part Z caught up with Kat during her anxious but creative quarantine in New York City. Initially turning heads for her dreamy and futuristic interpretations of great songbook classics like Gershwin’s “Summertime” which have been listened to over ten million times and counting - Kat broke through with her own playful original works a decade ago, self-producing one of Z’s all-time favorite records “Take To The Sky”. She quickly found powerful fans in folks like Lyle Lovett who she toured with wildly and major label releases followed. Kat soon migrated from her home state of Texas to Brooklyn where her elfin chanteuse look and sparkling vintage sound (think Blossom Dearie with some Texan muscle) caught the attention of Woody Allen who cast her in “Cafe Society” - a dream come true for this black-and-white film lover.Z and Kat sat down to discuss her newest record “Dreamers Do” which may just be the shot of pure cinematic nostalgia we all need right now. Does she cover Mary Poppins, Disney’s Alice In Wonderland and Pinocchio and somehow make them deeply cool, sonically subversive and somehow brand new again? She sure does.
Kat Edmonson - Recording Artist, Singer/Songwriter,
Girlfriend We Need to Talk
Kat Edmonson’s voice sweeps listeners into deep reflection on how the world once was and what we're missing most. Her music, overall, inspires a state of mind where all things, once again, become possible. This American singer/songwriter has released her 5th CD titled Dreamers Do. Listen in as she discusses the age-old question, "Is it too late to dream?"Website: www.katedmonson.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/katedmonsonmusic/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katedmonson/Twitter: https://twitter.com/katedmonsonAbout the Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGsiFpTGaZY