In support of her third album The Big Picture (Sony Music Masterworks), Kat Edmonson will be playing some selected dates this October 2014. If your city is not listed in the October dates, don't worry, a full tour for early 2015 will be announced a little later.
To get you excited, Edmonson is offering a streaming of "Rainy Day Woman" via soundcloud.com.
10/08 Boston, MA Regatta Bar
10/11 Toronto, ON Drake
10/12 Morgantown, WV Mountain Stage
10/14 Chicago, IL City Winery
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz
10/19 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
10/20 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theater
10/22 San Francisco, CA Great American Music
10/23 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge
Katherine Thomas, aka The Great Kat, is a violinist who plays classical music but done in a thrashy metal style. Guitar One magazine said she's one of the "Fastest Shredders of All Time", often comparing her to Yngwie Malmsteen (who we just saw in Minneapolis!)
The Great Kat's music was recently featured in Tesco's TV commercials for Activision video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. The commercial features Kat's version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," synched perfectly in time with Call of Duty: Ghosts' fast action bombs, explosions, and death defying feats.
Since we're based in the USA, I would imagine Tesco is sort of like a Super Target or Walmart.
The Great Kat's latest release is called Beethoven Shreds and is available on compact disc and DVD, via TPR Music. The description on the record lists, "The Great Kat, the world's fastest guitarist, unleashes the ultimate shred guitar CD. Displaying the world's fastest shred guitar music, this CD features The Great Kat's electrifying tracks on guitar and violin with dazzling insane speeds of 300 BPM (Beats Per Minute)."
That's pretty fast...
The story of Kat Quinn is that Jimmy Fallon picked her out of his audience to participate in his "Battle of the Instant Songwriters"... She was given a song title and in less than an hour, she performed "Clouds Are People Too", live on Late Night.
Recently, Quinn premiered her latest single, a ukulele-driven song called "Little Rose", on American Songwriter.
Hear the song now via Soundcloud.
Although Kat Quinn's latest EP is Kind of Brave, the song "Little Rose" does not appear on the EP. Here is the tracklisting:
2. The Girl Who Used To Live Here
3. Nothing Fair About A Fairytale
4. The Door