Voted Orlando’s Best Singer/Songwriter two years in a row (and previously Best Rock Act and Best Soul Act), Cat Ridgeway is a powerhouse performer from Orlando, FL known for her soulful vocals, high energy, and magnetic stage presence. Her 2020 release, ‘Nice to Meet You,’ marked her debut as a fully independent artist to commercial radio, jumping 59 spots to #66 on the Americana charts. Her leading single “Giving You Up” tied for the #5 most-added Americana single nationally.
After sharing a few festival bills with him, Cat caught the attention of hit songwriter Shawn Mullins and has since co-written and released “Give Me Love” (which cracked into both the Americana and AAA Top 100) with him. She has directly supported acts such as Houndmouth, Amanda Shires, Mac McAnally, Paul Thorn, Brett Dennen, and Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship) and shared bills with acts like Arcade Fire, Leon Bridges, and Brandi Carlile. Additionally, in 2016, indie rock duo Tegan & Sara personally selected Cat as the winner of their worldwide cover contest, praising her vocals and multi-instrumentalism.
With a voice much bigger than she is, anywhere she plays, a buzz is sure to follow.