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On her recent release, Nice to Meet You, soulful and talented Orlando-based chanteuse Cat Ridgeway makes a memorable mark with a fresh batch of offerings ranging from pop-, soul-, and country rock-inflected ditties to more ambient r&b-infused fare. What stands out most is Ridgeway’s infectious voice, which feels right at home moving effortlessly across the variety of stylistic backdrops. The music features polished studio work by drummer Billy Dean, bassist Dan Walters, guitarist Brendan McNeil, saxophonists Christian Ryan and Art Edmaiston, trumpeter Matt Franklin and background vocalist Jeni Valtinson. Impressively, Ridgeway also plays guitar, keyboards, mandolin, trumpet, and percussion over the course of the seven-track album. Nice to Meet You was co-produced by Ridgeway and Billy Chapin.