Kat Webb is an Austin, TX-born soul/R&B singer, but confining genres definitely aren't her style. Webb graduated from Yale University in 2007 with a degree in English and substantial operatic training with the Yale School of Music. She also toured the world (including two tours to Japan) with student-run a cappella group, Shades.
In May 2011, she made her solo artist debut with “An Old Soul”, a compilation of jazz standards and soul classics re-imagined for the modern listener. It was recorded entirely in analog with a live band to recreate the true vintage sound. Since then she's been performing in venues all along the East coast, including the legendary Lenox Lounge, SOB’s, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Drom, and many more.
The release of "A Better Picture" (November 2012) marks the first time Kat presents to her audience her own original music. “Waver”, the album’s lead single, earned Webb the rank of Finalist in the 2012 Great American Song Contest. Seasoned soul veterans Christian Ver Halen & Jesse Fischer co-produced. It draws on the numerous musical styles in Webb’s background, including some folk from her home state of Texas, some blues from the South, and some New Jack Swing from her new home on the East Coast.
“I named this album ‘A Better Picture’ because this album is my way of giving the listeners insight into me as a person and as an artist. It’s also my debut as a songwriter of my own music, so I’m beyond thrilled people are responding so strongly and positively.” –Kat Webb
In addition to worldwide distribution through all major digital retailers, “A Better Picture” has achieved physical distribution in Japan (through Barefoot Distribution, Inc./ BBQ Distribution) and the UK (through Soul Brother Records and Breaking Artists). In the UK, “A Better Picture” remained on the UK Soul Chart’s top 30 albums for three months, peaking at #3 and beating out major label artists.
Big things are coming for this Southern Songbirg!