Kat Riggins

Lørdag: 22:30 – 23:30

Cry Out (OFFICIAL video)

Kat RigginsVokal
Kai StraussGuitar
Little StevenGuitar
Jan de LigtSax
Hassan AbudaldahBas
Andreas CarreeTrommer

Allerede i 2017 kunne publikum på Blues Heaven stifte bekendtskab med den unge sangerinde Kat Riggins fra Florida. Dengang stillede hun op sammen med et andet stjernefrø, guitaristen Marquise Knox, og de gav en koncert, som Bluesnews.dk mente, måtte ”rangere blandt festivalens allerbedste” 

Nu er Kat Riggins endelig tilbage på Blues Heaven med en frisk udgivelse i bagagen »Cry Out« som i år var nomineret til Årets “Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year” ved Blues Music Award i Memphis. Kat Riggins har tidligere udgivet to albums og en ep. 

Som sangerinde er Kat Riggins påvirket af Koko Taylor og Etta James, men giver sin bluesmusik et moderne twist ved at blande stilarter. Inspireret af mangfoldigheden og overflod af musik i forældrenes samling giver det mening, at hendes egen musik er krydret med antydninger af R&B, soul, country, gospel, og rock-n-roll. Men tag ikke fejl; Kat Riggins er utvivlsomt en BLUES KVINDE! Hun rejser verden rundt med den eneste mission at holde bluesen levende og trives gennem sit Blues Revival Movement.

Kat er det en musikalsk revolution, der sigter mod at vække masserne og introducere dem for oprigtigheden bag bluesmusikken. “Det handler om den rå følelse i hver tone”, udbryder Kat Riggins, når hun forsøger at beskrive sin kærlighed til genren. Bakket op af et dynamisk band påkalder Kat den nævnte følelse gennem høj energi såvel som i hjerteskærende ballader. 

Riggins kan være lille i statur, men hun er velsignet med en kraftstemme, der vil fange lyttere. Hun gør det hele, samtidig med at hver person i sit publikum føler, at hun taler direkte til dem. 

Bandet bag Kat The Blues Revivals er denne aften forstærket af tyske Kai Straus, som betragtes som en af Europa’s bedste bluesguitarister.

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As early as 2017, audiences at Blues Heaven were able to get to know the young singer Kat Riggins from Florida. At the time, she performed with another star seed, guitarist Marquise Knox, and they gave a concert that danish magazine Bluesnews.dk thought had to “rank among the festival’s very best”

Now Kat Riggins is finally back at Blues Heaven with a fresh release in the baggage ‘Cry Out’ which this year was nominated for “Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year” at the Blues Music Award in Memphis. Kat Riggins has previously released two albums and an ep.

or hitting it out of the park that would make all the blues greats before her quite proud.”- Midwest Records

Inspired by the variety and abundance of music in her parents’ collection, it makes sense that her own music is peppered with hints of R&B, soul, country, gospel, hip-hop, and rock-n-roll. Make no mistake; however, Kat Riggins is undeniably a BLUES WOMAN! She travels the world with the sole mission of keeping the blues alive and thriving through her Blues Revival Movement.

What is a “Blues Revival” anyway? According to Kat, it is a musical revolution that aims to awaken the masses and introduce them to the sincerity behind blues music. “It’s about the raw emotion in every note”, exclaims Kat Riggins as she attempts to describe her love of the genre. Backed by a dynamic band, Kat invokes said emotion through high energy soul shakers as well as heart breaking ballads. During a meet and greet after a sold out show in Belgium, a fan once jokingly asked Kat if ever there was a time she “phoned it in” to avoid ending up exhausted, sweaty and bruised from the tambourine… “If I can move someone to feel what I feel when I sing a song, then it’s all worth it”, said the Miami born singer-songwriter.

“The diminutive Ms. Riggins may be small in stature, but she’s blessed with a powerhouse voice that will grab listeners.” – Graham Clarke

She has been vocally compared to Koko Taylor, Etta James and Tina Turner to name a few. While obviously influenced by those icons, Mrs. Riggins has a voice and delivery all her own. Full of power, rasp and grit she can belt out one of her contemporary blues originals one minute, then deliver a tender, sultry standard the next. She does this all while making each person in her audience feel as if she is speaking directly to them. Blues Revivals are interactive and personal no matter how large the crowd. This intimacy is what makes every Blues Revival a memorable experience…not only for the audience, but for Kat.

“A petite vocalist with a potent delivery and electrifying voice, Kat Riggins holds nothing back…”- Blues Blast Magazine

“I thank God that my passion is my purpose… That is to help preserve this endangered species called The Blues.” – Kat Riggins