Featured Artist & Host

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, Gulf Coast Records recording artist, 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.

Misty Blues

2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues, was founded by lead singer Gina Coleman. The band is based out of Berkshire County, Massachusetts and has been performing original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999.

Arietta Ward

NW vocal powerhouse Arietta Ward is definitely a force to be recognized. She has assembled some of the finest musical artisans to help her spread positivity through an amazing performance you soon not forget.


Award winning duo consisting of Stevee Wellons and Cheryl Rinovato, who have performed with many National acts including Ana Popovic, Tommy Castro, JoAnn Shaw Taylor, Samantha Fish, Shamekia Copeland, Mike Zito ( and many more). Powerhouse of soul/ blues not for the faint of heart.

Lady A

Lady A is a Pacific NW Vocalist with roots in Louisiana. As, Producer, Entertainer, Story-teller, Band leader, Radio DJ, Community Activist, Seattle Rhapsody Project mentor/instructor and Touring musician, she has truly earned her name as the "Hardest Workin Woman" in Blues, Soul, Funk and Gospel.. . backed by one of the most ferocious bands out of Seattle.

Royal & Toulouse

“Royal & Toulouse bring rock and roll built on Delta blues. . . With it, Royal & Toulouse show a bonafide connection to the greats that came before them like Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin. ” — The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Angela Easley

Angela Easley has the voice of the bayou – sultry, spicy, and full of soul. This Nashville Indie Recording Artist and Mississippi Soul Singer will rattle the rafters with her powerhouse vocals and rockin' soulful band.

Erin Harpe

Erin Harpe is an award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, and leader of two bands: the electric boogie blues band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, & world-dancerock band Lovewhip. Today Erin joins us with her acoustic group, Erin Harpe CBD (Country Blues Duo), featuring her husband Jim Countryman on ukelele bass – their new album “Meet Me In The Middle” is out now on the VizzTone label.

Ilana Katz

VizzTone label artist Ilana Katz Katz is a Boston-based Blues and Appalachian fiddler, singer, songwriter whose musical versatility has her performing solo, leading bands, and lending her fiddling prowess to a who’s who of Blues musicians from the Delta on up. When she’s not fiddlin’ around, she writes novels, screenplays, paints her boots and makes oodles of cookies to share with people wherever she goes.

Veronika Jackson

Veronika Jackson music career started in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida over forty years ago. Veronika has an authentic traditional sound of American folk blues that is being enjoyed by many.

Deb Ryder

"Deb Ryder is an artist that deftly combines musicianship with a deep respect for blues tradition. She deserves a spot on every blues fans radar." - John Kleinman - LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE

Spring Brooks

Spring Brooks is a Philly born and bred blues recording artist. This young heart has an old soul rooted in blues and cultural preservation.

Sunday Wilde

Sunday Wilde hails from northern Canada and is a unique vocalist and songwriter that captures the themes of addiction, grief, love and relationships using her intense vocal styling in sometimes powerfully sad and other times sweet delivery. She has 8 releases and a ninth album coming February 2021 and has been nominated for a number of songwriting awards and her music can be heard on many roots and blues radio programs worldwide.

Debra Power

Debra Power is a singer/songwriter, piano player from Calgary Alberta Canada, who within the last five years, has released two albums of original music; Even Redheads Get the Blues, and That's How I Roll ... both receiving numerous nominations as well as international acclaim and airplay. Debra is a two-time Semi-Finalist at the IBC; her song Temptation made it to the ISC Finals; she also just took home her second Blues Recording of the Year from the YYC Music Awards.

Cathy Grier

Cathy Grier guitarist, songwriter with a career in music spanning four decades, subtly shifts across a range of moods and styles from sultry to funky, from the Bayou to Chicago (with a Memphis detour), and her gritty, soulful vocals bring the most out of every lyric. Call her a lightning rod, call her a magnet, but the Blues are unmistakably attracted to Cathy Grier.

Anna Scionti

Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player making her own style of music steeped in blues, roots and rock. Scionti walks her own creative path mixing it up on cigar box, resonator, lap steel and six-string guitars.

Nacomi Tanaka

Nacomi Tanaka is the busiest Japanese blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter who tours and plays not only in Japan but in Taipei, Shanghai, Memphis, Chicago, Alexandria, New Orleans, San Fransisco, Berkeley, and more. Her fans love her soft, deep, and natural voice, her laid-back style guitar and her warm personality, and her blues band "The Blues Temple" definitely makes you happy!

These women are award winning artists in their own right hailing from the Pacific Northwest cities of Eugene and Portland, Oregon.
Together we produce a soulful blues sound.
Joanne Broh

Joanne Broh

Sonny Hess

Sonny Hess

Kathryn Grimm

Kathryn Grimm

Marija Gapari

Marija Gašparić -"A blues singer and songwriter from Croatia, whose connection to blues is always answered by a single sentence : "Baby, I don't sing the blues - I live The Blues!" - as a mother of four that's about right."

Sister Lucille Band

Memphunk. It's what happens when you roll Beale Street, Muscle Shoals and 123rd & Lennox into a magical musical hydra, and it's what Sister Lucille have created on their debut album, Alive. The band's roots run wide and deep.

Whitney Shay

4 time San Diego Music Award Winner, BMA Nominee, and now a Billboard #1 Artist with her newest release 'Stand Up!' “You can’t mistake the soulful, powerhouse voice and the energy with which Whitney Shay brings it.” - Rock & Blues Muse

Jones Blues Band

Kerrie Lepai Jones - Jones Blues Band. Kerrie is a very dynamic soulful performer and her alto tone is smooth and exciting. Kerrie pulls you in and takes you on a musical journey with her story telling. definitely not a show to be missed.


Radka is a blues powerhouse in Chicago that has performed both nationally and internationally. Her soulful guitar playing and new originals fuel her fire to play several nights a week while still in school.

Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. With an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter, she has been honored with 8 nominations in the USA Blues Music Awards and is a winner of the International Blues Challenge.

Chris O

Tasmanian blues woman Chris O delivers earthy acoustic blues originals, as well as traditional blues classics. Drawing on the timeless humanity of the blues, her aim is “If I was playing in the same room as Bertha Lee and Charlie, or Annie Mae and Fred McDowell, they might hear I was trying to do justice to the songs and honouring the tradition”.

Melanie Owen

Melanie Owen is a bass player, vocalist and band leader in Seattle. Her recent bass credits include playing for Karen Lovely, Ben Rice, Marina Crouse, Kris Deelane & The Hurt, Rae Gordon, Lady A and the West Coast Women’s Blues Revue.

Casey Hensley

Casey Hensley - “She sings with her whole heart, and you can feel that in every lyric that crosses her lips.” - Rock Doctor “She’s got it all, folks–chops, power, stage presence, you name it” - Nashville Blues Society

Carly Harvey

Carly Harvey is based out of Washington, DC and is currently dubbed DC's Queen of the Blues! you can't miss out on this powerful, energetic and unforgettable performer.


ThunderGypsy plays Soul Stirrin', Blues Rockin' music - an eclectic mix that spans the decades. This spirit is evident in their music as they take you on a musical road trip from Atlanta’s Southern Soul to the Rock of Macon, Ga., from the classic sound of the Memphis R&B through the Funk of New Orleans and on up to Chicago with rocking electric Blues influences.

Erica Brown

Erica Brown is a "Bona-fied" Blueswoman who's seen and lived the Blues, all over the world. She is a proud member of National Woman in Blues!