Produced by

Kat Edmonson: In Studio

Monday, April 30, 2012

Kat Edmonson (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Kat Edmonson just wasn’t made for these times…or so she sings on her just-released album, "Way Down Low." The Texas-born vocalist returns to our studio with a delicate new collection of songs infusing blues, bebop and the Beach Boys. She performs live.

Guests:

Kat Edmonson

Comments [8]

Danny

Gee you can really hear lyric. She wrote CHAMPAIGN.Mona you probably hated Sinatra as well. Communication defines ART. KAT COMMUNICATES.WHAT A CONCEPT.

Feb. 26 2014 02:01 PM
Claire from NYC

Great show! Talented singer! But I'm perplexed as to why she neglected to mention her current band when asked about her arrangements. On the album, it is stated that her (immensely talented) bass player, Danton Boller is credited with arranging much of the album, as well as co-producing it. Always good to give credit where credit is due. Kudos to Kat and her band.

May. 02 2012 04:40 PM
Chi from Philadelphia

It's quite sad when one try to make a point turn out to be pointless!!! It's quite ridiculous really to think that Kat Edmonson style of songs/singing is irrelevant for our time? Why not? It's hopeful, sophisticate, and also classy! She definitely does not need to parade around in weird costumes, and be outrageous to be considered as creative. She is just pure angelic talent. Thank goodness because most of the music today is not worth waiting your time on. She is a rare gem, and such a fresh breath of air for music listener like myself who seek for quality and authenticity in a musician like her.

May. 01 2012 02:41 PM
art525 from Park Slope

I couldn't disagree more Mona. I think this woman is fantastic! It's been a long time since something stopped me in my tracks. She does.

What would you put forth as progressive music for these times? Rihanna? Gaga?

Apr. 30 2012 03:00 PM
Vinny_G from Upper West Side NYC

Hey, YO..... Mona!!!
whattsamatta for you, anyway???
sheesh,,, whatta grouch...

Apr. 30 2012 02:54 PM
Capper from NYC

Is it just me or is she channeling Lana Del Rey, or vice versa. Either way she's pulling it off more successfully.

Apr. 30 2012 02:53 PM
Mona from New York City

Talk about retrogressive music and lyrics. This kind of stuff was stale the first time around, back in the 1930s. The little girl voice. The silly, simpering attitudes. Not cute. No intelligent woman of that era would buy into it. Why, in God's name, would we now?

Apr. 30 2012 02:49 PM
Vinny_G from Upper West Side NYC

Channeling Blossom Dearie,
bless your heart...
thank you.

Apr. 30 2012 02:49 PM

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