Biography

“T

his lady sings the Blues! Kathy Raven is one of South Africa’s musical treasures” Karl Muller, The Sunday Independent.

“In the years since she captured the public’s musical imagination, the multi-talented musician has established a formidable reputation as a deeply expressive singer, a prodigiously talented guitarist and distinctive songwriter.” Marjorie Gueron, Black Owl Music, Miami/New York

“Kathy Raven’s song-writing is out of the top drawer, and she plays a mean guitar too!” Leon Economides. Rockfest manager and presenter at 93.8FM Rockfest

If you like the Blues, if you like deep Folk, and you like to groove, you will love Kathy Raven.

From a musical family, Kathy’s dad Crow Raven (aka Bill Grant, Decca recording artist and smooth crooner from the sixties) had her singing for people from the age of four! Kathy has performed locally with (amongst others)..Blondie & Pappa Makhene, Louis Mhlanga, Anton Goosen, Pops Mohamed, Dan Patlansky, Tim Parr (Ellamental)..in Studio and live.

Ms Raven’s passion is to bring the Blues home to Africa and for the last five years she has been traveling and performing at festivals and clubs around the USA , learning more about the roots of the blues by collaborating with American artistes, then coming home and work-shopping with Southern African musicians in Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa, creating a uniquely African Blues feel…it will move you, groove you and bring a tear to your eye.

At home in Jozi Kathy performs solo or with a line-up of fine Musicians she calls the Magical Musical Crew, keep a look out for live performances in your area!

For bookings or to drop us a line go here… ContactUs!

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inner Peer Music Songwriting contest with fellow artist Peter Prukl.

Winner 1st and second place Supersport National Song Contest with Bham Ntabeni, Neil Kuny and Steve Barnett co writers.

Regular guest on SABC3 TV Morning Live, Lekker TV with Barney Simon and other media slots including Radio Today, Midrand Radio, Wild Fm, Chai Fm, Isidingo and many more.

Kathy supported Crosby Stills and Nash and Shawn Phillips on their SA tours with Keep The Change.

She has been involved in many recording projects as a session singer and has recorded two previous solo CDs, Loveseed and Poetry Lounge (sponsored and sold by Poetry Stores nationwide) which sold like hotcakes, and now the third new exciting project is here, The Rooibos Tea Blues, which is available at the shows or order one right here Contact Us! To book the band, duo or solo for Festivals, clubs or Soirees please email kittyleggat@icloud.com

Have a listen to some tracks at www.reverbnation.com/kathyraven and digital downloads from www.cdbaby.com/kathyraven About Kathy in Red