Joni Mitchell

Review: Kat Edmonson truly sings like an 'Old Fashioned Gal'

Kat Edmonson, "Old Fashioned Gal" (Spinnerette Records)

Kat Edmonson's "Old Fashioned Gal" sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film, 11 self-penned songs of gentle romance and vulnerability in a decades-old style sparkling with modern sensibilities.

And then there's her voice. Part bashful debutante, part starry-eyed fiancee, part world-wise seductress, it possesses a singular expressiveness that puts her at the curious intersection of Karen Dalton, Blossom Dearie and Eartha Kitt.

Coming off a successful album with producer Mitchell Froom — "The Big Picture" from 2014 — Edmonson takes charge here with songs she wrote...

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