Kat Edmonsongrew up in Texas in a musical family. Songs from The Great American Songbook were part of her daily fare. Songwriter Cole Porter is Edmonson's greatest source of inspiration and she started to compose her own songs at the age of nine. In 2002 she competed in American Idol but was told by the jury that she didn't "look like a star". She then moved back to Austin where she gained experience on the club circuit. Edmonson released her debut album Take To The Sky in 2009, and was soon sharing the stage with greats like Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson. Last year the singer surprised listeners with her second album, Way Down Low, which contains only original songs. She was assisted in the studio by the recently deceased legendary producer Phil Ramone and sound technician Al Schmitt.