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Showing posts with label Kat Riggins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kat Riggins. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Gulf Coast Recordings artist: Kat Riggins - Cry Out - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Cry Out, by Kat Riggins and it's a cool mix of blues, R&B, pop and soul. Opening with funky, Son of a Gun, Riggins leads the band with attitude. With Doug Byrkit on bass, Brian Zielie on drums, Louis Stevens on keys and Mike Zito on guitar, this is a solid opener. R&B track Meet Your Maker, has a great bass line by Byrkit and a great overall flow with the addition of cool sax work  by Eric Demmer and Fernando Castillo on trumpet, making it one of my favorites on the release. Soul tune, Heavy, has a really nice feel with strong vocals, a warm undercarriage of keys by Stevens and slide guitar by Zito making this an easy selection for radio track on the release. Wicked Tongue is a great showcase for Albert Castiglia who throws down a great flurry of hot riffs in support of Riggins' sassy lead vocals. I love the crunch on Zito's guitar on Burn It All Down, a solid shuffle. Riggins's vocals are strong and with a tight rhythm, Zito lets the dog off the hook with some great guitar work. Wrapping the release is bluesy, The Storm, with gripping vocals by Riggins working nicely in pairing with wailing guitar riffs from Zito. Excellent closer!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bluzpik Media Group artist: Kat Riggins - In The Boys Club - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the ost recent release, In The Boys Club, from Kat Riggins, and its a dark, R&B soaked rocker. Opening with Try Try Again, Riggins blends a high stepping rhythm with repeating vocal theme to create a cool opener with slick guitar riffs by Josh Bowand. Traditional delta style blues, Troubles Away features some of the best vocals on the release complimented with solid slide resonator work by Bowand. Soul track, Hear Me is a smooth track with warm keyboard work by Darrell Raines, bass by George Caldwell and drums by Johnnie Hicks. I like the tension of this track and Haines' guitar solo is solid. Uptempo 2 stepper, Kitty Won't Scratch features vocal pairing with Albert Castiglia who also contributes a fleet fingered guitar solo. Very nice. Riggins and Hicks team up with Clay Goldstein on harp on rocker, Johnnie Walker creating a modern day Led Zep sound. Cool rocker. Funky, Live On, has a nice R&B flavor and solid vocal blending peppered with Goldstein's harp flavoring and flavorful guitar picking by Raines. Wrapping the release is A Girl In The Boys Club, a driving blues rocker with attitude. Solid bottom and solos by Raines and Goldstein maintain balance with Riggin's vocals.



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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bluzpik Media Group artist: Kat Riggins - Blues Revival - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Blues Revival, from Kat Riggins and she has pure soul. Opening with Now I See (Ooh Wee), a R&B number with a bit of a James Brown feel, Riggins balances nicely on vocals with Darrell Raines on keys and guitar, some really sweet bass lines from George Caldwell and Doc Allison on drums. Soulful, Good Girl Blues, has a swampy, lumbering feel with a sensitive bass line and expressive guitar riffs. Riggins' vocal pharsing is smooth and rich. Slow blues number, Wail Away, opens with a nice guitar intro by Raines and Riggins really opens up vocally encouraging Raines to lay it out. Very nice. Shuffle track, Queen Bee, is a solid blues with a cool, low key solo by Raines on guitar. R&B track, Murphy's Law has the hook and melody to be a pop or blues radio track. With it's walking bass line, Music Fiend, has a real nice pace. With just a touch of jazz, this track kicks a groove. After the traditional Let It Shine in simple verse, Riggins turns up the heat on Sam Cooke's classic Change Is Gonna Come. Riggins really digs in deep on this one and she hits it square. Raines chords on guitar are warm and Caldwell's bass work is really nice. With a casual melodic solo by Raines on guitar, this track is super. Funky blues number, Blues Is My Business, sets the floor on fire and Riggins keeps showing her versatility. With Santana like riffs, Raines scorches it. My favorite track on the release, The Devil Is A Liar, has a swampy feel with terrific vocals and floating guitar sounds over a solid bottom. Exceptional. Wrapping the release is a gospel style track, Blues Is the New Black, with a lot of spring and soul. A real uplifting closer for a solid new release.

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