Linda Riggi / Blog

What ? June already ?

Hi Everyone, I know I need to keep you updated more often, I am sorry... I don't mean to be neglectful.... but here it is almost June and 1/2 the year has already past...wow... time slips away from me. Anyway... thank you to all who have come out to support us as a band in the last 6 months.. We will be taking the month of June off of gigging, as we are all taking time off , and we are going to do some recording. Here's to releasing , at least, a single in the next month... so keep you ears open... Love to all who support local live music... talk again soon God bless...

Band name change

Hi All, It has been a while since my last blog. Sorry about that ! Our last performance under the name The 8 ball blues band, I am afraid has come and gone. Unfortunately, the founding member of the 8 ball blues band, James Penny (Drummer) has left our band. So we will currently be using the band name : Mood Dawg Blues , and we have two shows to share: April 1, 2017 and April 2, 2017 we will be at the The Texas Musicians Museum. Sat @ 7:00 - 7:45 , and Sun @ 8:00- 9:30 PM... We hope to see you all there, there will be a min donation fee of $10.00. Thank you for supporting your live local music scene. Truly, Linda

Merry Christmas to you and yours !

Just wanted to take a minute to wish all my friends, family, and fans a very Merry Christmas. It has been a tough last quarter of the year. Our bass player lost his Mom, my spouse lost her Mom, and well you all know how the cycle of life catches us off guard. The 8 Ball Blues Band and I have a private gig coming up in the beginning of the next year. We hope to do some more recording and possibly release a couple new singles soon, so be watching out for that. Many wishes for great holidays, great health and prosperity... With love, Linda

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 3 years 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...