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Linda Riggi / Blog

Top 10 Regional

Well I finally made it in the top 10 Regionally on Reverbnation. Thanks reverb for boosting my spirit today..and to all who listen, and keep the blues alive .. ---- THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH-----

Smokin Blues and BBQ

Hi Everyone, This event is back on... Come on out enjoy numerous bands Featuring Andrew Jr Boy Jones and many more... we go on between 6-7:00 pm Fri. night at Armstrong Park in Duncanville... all proceeds go to help kids with cancer go to camp... Come out enjoy the music and BBQ and help some great kids...

UK Radio airplay

Thank you Kevin Black for airing my CD .. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/black-on-blues/e/show-270-seeking-out-the-blues-43665129?autoplay=true

Smokin Blues and BBQ

Hi Everyone, I am so sorry that this event has been canceled due to bad weather. The Lions Club will meet next week to discuss a possible reschedule for the event... Thank you to everyone who wanted to come out and support giving children with cancer the opportunity to go to camp... Hopefully this is just a postponement. Peace, Linda

One year ago this month

Dec 9 2014 a year ago this month I released my first solo CD and today I somehow reached #1 on reverbnation for a blues artist in Fort Worth, TX.. I couldn't be happier.. Thank you for your love and support.. Merry Christmas to you all.

Judy Riggi
Judy Riggi  (over 1 year ago)

WOW! I'm so happy for you babe, congratulations you deserve it.. This is so awesome.. I so proud of you... Love ya

Mambo's Open Mic

Dec 11, 2014 Come on out and help me celebrate my birthday ... I will be playing with the 8 ball blues band... new band for me...come and enjoy the music or bring your instrument and play some... As always thank you for supporting local live music..

Theo's Open Mic

Oct 19 2014 Theo's in Arlington, TX.... stepping out with a new band.... going to play a few tunes at Theo's Open Mic...if you can make it out, please do, would invite your input on this hot new band.... hope to see you all there...

Charting !

Hit # 1 in blues this week .. check it out here...# 1 all countries - blues .... I am excited! http://www.numberonemusic.com/charts/?chartgenre=9...

My Journey March 28 2014

Eleven years ago today I was in a hospital in Dallas, TX having a radical mastectomy. I had stage 3 invasive breast cancer. I was blessed to have family and friends with me that day who stayed with me and prayed for me. Although the following year was full of chemo treatments and radiation... I pulled through what was the most difficult time in my life. It had been touch and go at times and we weren't sure I was going to make it or not. The cancer had spread to lymph nodes and they had to remove them all as well as my chest wall muscle. Over the years the other breast was removed and a back muscle had to be placed on my chest wall where the other one had been removed. Though today is eleven years, it still seems like yesterday. I have a lot of physical issues today that are left over from that experience... ie... thyroid, fibromyalgia, arthritis in certain bones, high blood pressure, and well ... you get the picture... Since then I was blessed with the opportunity to record and release my first solo CD... though my body still has issues, I am extremely grateful to still be here and still have the ability to write and play music. We have seen new grand kids come into our lives since then as well... that always brings joy into your life! Though none of us know how long we have here on earth, the older you get the more precious your time and days become. I want to thank everyone especially my spouse, Judy, who was there for me, beside me, through all of that every step of the way... and to all who was a part of my life at that time and prayed for me... We have had other family members battle cancer since then and thank God, they have come out the other side as well... for those that are still fighting this terrible disease I pray for your perseverance and strength... never give up... Cancer effects the whole family, not just the patient... so I lift up all the care givers as well... God bless you all for taking the time to read this... I don't often write such a long piece on facebook, but I am very thankful to be here to write this today... ♫♪

Keaton Lasley Benefit

Big shout out to the Boozers, the Bats, Frannie, and Marcie, my better half Judy and ALL who came out to support Keaton Lasley and his family today..It was a great time by all... so much generosity filled the room and you could feel the good hearts of everyone... so blessed to be a part of... thank you . God bless you Keaton I believe God's got nothing but healing for you and your family... you are surrounded by love....