Presented by J and J Foundation
With her low, rich, full-bodied voice— one that fuses Etta James’ power to Wynonna’s twang and Della Reese’s depth— Lady Kat has been a surprisingly well kept secret on Portland’s music scene, appearing relatively infrequently as a special guest—and always hitting it out of the park—for various special projects and collaborations. But LADY KAT’S low-profile, under-the-radar status, we suspect, is about to change…
Born and raised in the Northwest she was surrounded by the sounds of Blues and Country music. Although starting out her music career at a later age in life LADY KAT has the style, performance charisma and sound of a seasoned artist. Spreading her wings to pursue her dream as a national blues artist, LADY KAT "LADY TRUE BLUE" has been showcased in groups like the Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues, Etta James Tribute, and Celebration of BB King show, playing with Portland’s finest musicians and becoming a favorite at Jimmy Mak’s Club. The past eight years Lady Kat has been performing at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. She has shared the stage with Fiona Boyd, Linda Hornbuckle, Janice Scroggins, Duffy Bishop, Lady A, Ellen White, Sonny Hess, and Lisa Mann to mention a few. This year at the Safeway Albertsons Blues Festival “LADY TRUE BLUE” brings her own show to the main stage debuting the release of her first CD.
Her first CD offers a lyrically powerful original, “Soul Barin’ Blues”, the title cut. “True Blue”, a song written by Sonny Hess as a gift to LADY KAT, Lady True Blue and in return a bluesy rendition of “Drift Away” dedicated to Sonny, to mention a few. Several first-tier Portland musicians are featured on the disc.
“The Gift of Song truly is a gift of power. A singer should cherish and respect it! For you never know who’s out there watching and listening and taking away a memory of your gift. It is my mission to respect and represent the art of music.” - LADY TRUE BLUE