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Kat Edmonson - The Big Picture / Daily Trojan review

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Kat Edmonson's voice sounds like it belongs on a record player or gramophone; it's vintage in the modern era. Full of delicacy and a slight rasp, the American singer-songwriter's voice radiates charm and evokes a lost sound from seven decades past, more than four decades before she was even born.

Edmonson released her latest record, The Big Picture, in September, and with it adds a litany of songs that all aim to emulate and elicit the sonic and lyrical style of the artists who shaped her early years.

The sweet songstress, 31, who now has three completed albums in her discography, began singing along to her television when she was four years old. Edmonson favored old movies featuring the famed singers of the 1940s and 1950s such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. The musicians that informed the development of her sound would now be considered of an older style of singing, she said, and one that glorified different aspects of music than listeners are accustomed to today. READ THE FULL Daily Troan REVIEW.