Cat Ridgeway is an accomplished genre-bending singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Orlando, Florida. She accidentally discovered songwriting while in middle school after picking up the guitar and realizing she didn’t yet know how to play any existing songs. She started noodling around. And she never stopped.
That noodling lit a fire that has since brought her from writing songs in her bedroom to opening the main stage at 2018's Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival for Arcade Fire, Leon Bridges, Lil Dicky, Local Natives, and Trombone Shorty.
Just before Okeechobee, Cat won indie rock duo Tegan and Sara’s world wide cover contest (chosen by Tegan and Sara themselves). Cat has also had the privilege of working with the likes of Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of "Change the World" recorded by Eric Clapton) and many other notable producers and players. She has also written for films, overfunded a Kickstarter campaign, sung radio jingles, and donated her time to organizations such as Nemours Children's Hospital, Tunes for Tots, Make A Wish Foundation, and Hospice of the Comforter.
"I like this tune [Whiskey Lullabies] a lot." - Jim Colbert, The Jim Colbert Show, Real Radio 104.1
"[She] taps into the tradition of American songwriting..." - Matthew Peddie, NPR
"That's the best version I've ever heard of [Jewel's 'Who Will Save Your Soul?']" - DJ BooDreaux, Fishing Florida Radio
"...a bubbly, engaging performer from any stage she plays on...both the covers and catchy originals grabbed the attention of everyone who might have been trying to just pass by, compelling them to settle in for her showcase." - Kat Coffin, National Indie Music Examiner
“At Elixir, Orlando singer/songwriter Cat Ridgeway's solo acoustic set provided a terrific welcoming vibe [to Florida Music Festival] with her guitar, harmonica and sweetly flowing vocals." - Kat Coffin - The Examiner