Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
1510 E 8th Ave
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
Fronted by 21 year old triple threat vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones boasts a resume that can be hard to match for most multi-decade musicians. With over 2,500 shows under their belt, three completed albums and festival appearances at Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are on their way to becoming Rock & Roll’s next marquee act.
Formed in 2006, by a then eight year old Wicklund, the band has come along way from playing Janis Joplin and Neil Young covers. Between then and now, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones have been billed alongside legacy acts such as Jefferson Starship, Kansas and The Marshall Tucker Band. Fast forward to now, one year after the 2018 release of their 10 track self titled album, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones has amassed over 2.5mm streams on their most recent project and have been billed alongside current and legendary chart topping mainstays such as X Ambassadors, Cage the Elephant, Tom Petty, Alanis Morissette and Muse.
Although Hannah’s roaring guitar riffs on her custom Tom Anderson guitar and orange amp set the tone for The Steppin Stones performances, it’s her vocal range and well-beyond-her-years songwriting that have led to the success of their latest release, helping to propel them to a regular mainstay festival act. Hannah’s musical vision stays close to her classic rock roots, but in no way is a classic rock tribute. Their music is a refreshing focus on raw and organic emotions in a time of digitally driven recordings and performances.
2019 is poised to be a momentous year for the blossoming power trio on the road and in the studio. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are supporting the Stone Temple Pilots, joining Peter Frampton and Joe Bonamassa on a Mediterranean cruise and bringing the heat at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA to kick off their summer headline tour across the United States. Throughout the year, Hannah will be working on intimate, authentic and stripped down tracks about embracing and learning from the darker sides of life in addition to a new full band record. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones will leave their fans feeling inspired and connected in a way they haven’t felt in a long time.
Hailing from Orlando, Florida, Cat Ridgeway is a skilled songwriter whose eclectic, soulful style shines through her ability to play guitar and harmonica, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, and bass.
In the last year alone, Cat has established herself as a true up-and-comer. She and her band opened the main stage at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival for Trombone Shorty, Arcade Fire, Leon Bridges, Local Natives, and Lil Dicky, and just months later went on to their debut performance at the House of Blues Orlando to an extremely responsive crowd. As a solo act, Cat also played the Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival with the likes of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson (of Semisonic), and Glenn Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) where she quickly became a crowd favorite. A foreshadow to this year’s success, Cat won indie rock duo Tegan and Sara’s world wide cover contest in 2016.
Cat’s project "Passenger Seat" was the direct result of her overfunded Kickstarter campaign "Cat Goes to Nashville". She had the privilege of working with the likes of Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of "Change the World" recorded by Eric Clapton) and many other seasoned Nashville players on the EP. Cat's most recent single "Whiskey Lullabies" was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN and features Gregg Allman’s horn section.
Although it ultimately didn't make the final cut, Cat's debut album "On a Windy Day" features the title track originally written for the major motion picture, “Bernie” starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Cat has lent her voice to many notable causes including Tunes for Tots, Make A Wish Foundation, and Hospice of the Comforter. She is also highly sought after by advertising agencies to sing radio jingles and commercials.