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Cat Ridgeway & the Tourists

Cat Ridgeway is a skilled singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL known for her soulful vocals, high energy, and magnetic stage presence. Since writing her first songs at the age of 8, she has gone on to play many notable stages (30A Songwriters Festival, Okeechobee Music and Arts Fest, Big Orange Music Fest, Third Street Songwriters Festival, Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival, House of Blues Orlando), sharing bills with acts such as Arcade Fire, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Shawn Mullins, Jeffrey Steele, Dan Wilson (of Semisonic), Indigo Girls, Blackberry Smoke, and Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship).

In addition to being a killer live performer, Cat is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. She has recorded four projects to date and is poised to release her fifth late this year. Her first EP released in 2010 was produced by Greg Rike (Deep Purple, Little Feat, Backstreet Boys), and she is currently in the studio with Billy Chapin (Don Henley, Sister Hazel, Backstreet Boys). Cat has also been fortunate enough to feature players such as Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of Eric Clapton’s “Change the World”) and Gregg Allman’s horn section on her releases “Passenger Seat” (2015) and “Whiskey Lullabies” (2017), respectively.

Cat’s song “Drift” was recently licensed by Nemour’s Children’s Health Systems for a national commercial. She is also highly sought after to record radio jingles and has leant her voice to many notable causes including Tunes for Tots, Make a Wish Foundation, and Hospice of the Comforter. In 2016, indie rock duo Tegan and Sara personally selected Cat as the winner of their worldwide cover contest after being impressed by her prowess across 5 different instruments. Cat has a contagious smile, unmatched work ethic, and voice much bigger than she is. Anywhere she plays, a buzz is sure to follow.

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