GULF COAST RECORDS TO RELEASE SINGLE FROM KAT RIGGINS
Gulf Coast Records is excited to announce the release of the single “CRY OUT” from the upcoming album by Kat Riggins. The album CRY OUT, produced by Mike Zito, will be Kat Riggins’ debut album on the label and will be released later this summer.
On May 22, 2020, the single Cry Out will be available to download and stream on Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and gulfcoastrecords.net.
Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to country and rock and everything in between.
She was drawn to the smokey gritty sounds of artists like Bessie Smith, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, Etta James, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, Janis Joplin and the list goes on. She grew up singing in local programs, church events, and family gatherings with her sister and cousins. At age 23 Kat landed a gig singing jazz and blues standards in a small lounge in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida with the accompaniment of only a piano player. Since then she has performed throughout Florida, New Orleans, Vietnam, Thailand, China, South Korea, Curacao, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands so far.
Kat’s own musical style is a blend of the blues with hip hop, pop, rock,gospel and even country music.
With her first two works, an EP called “Seoul Music” and an original album called “Lily Rose” Kat penned each song with subtle hints of her love of the blues. Her latest album, aptly named after her band “Blues Revival” is a loud and proud declaration of that love!
“Blues Revival” is a clever mashup of gospel-blues, blues-rock, funky blues, contemporary and traditional blues, with BLUES being the operative word! With this and albums to come, Kat Riggins’s focus is to be a part of this musical revolution that aims to awaken the masses and introduce them to the sincerity behind blues music.
Her European September 2017 tour was something to remember!
With shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and lots of great reviews and comments.
2018 saw her touring frequently with the ”Johan Derksen keeps the blues alive” Theater Tour. And she and her ”Blues Revival did several club gigs and festival gigs all over Europe.
Also in 2019 Kat Riggins was part of the Dutch Theatre Blues Tour with Johan Derksen, a true blues ambassador from the Netherlands.
With her Blues Revival Band from the Netherlands she did more than 20 shows.
Website: Kat Riggins