Kat Edmonson http://www.kunc.org en Kat Edmonson: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/kat-edmonson-tiny-desk-concert We first met <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/150833377/kat-edmonson">Kat Edmonson</a> nearly four years ago, when <em>All Songs Considered</em> put out a challenge to songwriters on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration. We asked musicians around the country to capture the moment in song, and Edmonson, a native of Texas, wrote and sent us "<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2009/01/songs_for_these_times_our_song_1.html">Be the Change</a>." It was clearly the best song we received, and she sang it with a unique voice and wonderful phrasing — so spot on. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:24:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 34470 at http://www.kunc.org Kat Edmonson: Tiny Desk Concert Kat Edmonson On World Cafe http://www.kunc.org/post/kat-edmonson-world-cafe Texas native <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/150833377/kat-edmonson">Kat Edmonson</a> possesses astonishing vocal control: She glides effortlessly between tones, and can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:18:00 +0000 31325 at http://www.kunc.org Kat Edmonson On World Cafe Kat Edmonson 'Just Wasn't Made For These Times' http://www.kunc.org/post/kat-edmonson-just-wasnt-made-these-times A lot of the songs on Kat Edmonson's new album, <em>Way Down Low, </em>have a timeless sound, due in part to her own timeless-sounding voice. But she isn't above revealing her influences: The song "Champagne," she admits, was crafted with a particular American songsmith in mind.<p>"I was trying to write a song like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103165585/cole-porter">Cole Porter</a>," Edmonson tells NPR's Melissa Block. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:11:00 +0000 NPR Staff 25803 at http://www.kunc.org Kat Edmonson 'Just Wasn't Made For These Times'