Pinkie Rideau / Press

"Pinkie is a bad ass! Her vocals are sweet, sassy and soulful. My dad would sometimes say 'you gotta go to church to sing like that.' Pinkie has it!"

Big Bill Morganfield - Phone text

“You were wonderful; what a terrific original song you performed with us!”

Mick Martin - FaceBook

“Pinkie and the band were abosolutely FABO! Everyone had a MAJOR BLAST!! You cannot help but have a great time at one of Pinkie's shows!”

Donna Farell - Best of the Bay Area Bands Network

“That was GREAT!!! Even better than last year!!”

“Pinkie opens the festival because more and more people are getting here early to see her! She's hometown and real!”

“Wonderful music!!!!!!”

Senator Darrell Steinberg - Cesar Chavez Park, Sacramento

“The following week another blues band hit the stage – Pinkie and Blind Resistance. The name alone piqued my curiosity so i met some friends early and we got a front row seat. We weren’t disappointed. This band plays some wicked blues. I loved their raw and soulful sound. And the harmonica player – wow! Trust me, you’d just have to see and hear this guy to believe it. Words won’t suffice. Pinkie Rideau, their illustrious leader, was as down-home and genuine as they come – and you got it – she loves pink. The band wowed the crowd; people were dancing in the aisles and rocking in their chairs. ”

“Pinky Rideau gave everything she had when she was up on the gazebo stage at Library Park Tuesday afternoon. And the hundreds of people who spent their time browsing the farm fresh fruit within earshot couldn’t help but enjoy what it was they were hearing.”

“The hardest workin' woman in show business!”

Charlie Brechtel - on the phone

"Booty Call" #1 Traditional Blues Free Download ringtone for 2009 on Myxer.com!!!!


“Thanks to Pinkie and Blind Resistance - what a great show - she's always good but last night - it was the bomb.”

Hoot N Annie's Bar & Grill - FaceBook

“Pinkie is a hard worker who loves the art of music and entertainment!”

Bobbie "Spider" Webb of KPOO


Coco Montoya - Post Sonora Blues Festival Pro Jam

“A bundle of energy from start to finish!”

Thom Myers of KVMR

“Great voice!!!”

Jason Ricci - Post Sonora Blues Festival Pro Jam

“The jam session was extraordinarily good this evening with a host of fine Bay Area Musicians showing up. Pinkie Rideau, a vocalist from Modesto, showed her stuff and it was awesome - her voice had nuance and supple phrasing on an original "Miracle".”

“A crowd pleaser!”

Terry Hanck

“2009 Blues Festival Guide Finalist in The Blues Artist on the Rise Contest”

Blues Festival Guide

“She blew our minds!”

Jerry Martini

“A treat and a tribute to world of R&B, Gospel, Blues and Soul. Incredible!”

Deacon Jones

“2008 International Blues Challenge. The house's favorite was Ron and Pinkie as they played an original set. Pinkie, decked out in a sequin evening gown, demonstrated a refined vocal talent that was both whimsical and ballsy that captured the audience attention and won the day for her.”

"Leaving aside its usual bass chords, the opening band, Morning Wood Blues, put down guitars & drumsticks for a moment as its wavy haired lead singer, "Pinkie" Varner, let out a softer, plaintive lyric, alone. It was the first verse of "Amazing Grace"."

“#1 on ReverbNation Local Blues Charts 3 years running in 4 different cities!!”


"Booty Call" in top 10 Traditional Blues Downloads 3 years in a row on Myxer.com