ABOUT

Rigby Summer weaves an Americana soundscape that reflects the road she’s traveled, from her Kansas City jazz upbringing to the beach pop of her former home in southern California to the red dirt roots of her current home in Stillwater, Oklahoma. While her influences range from Mary Chapin Carpenter to The Frames, Sia Furler to Johnny Cash, her sound often draws comparisons to Brandi Carlile and Lucinda Williams—a little modern, a little old-fashioned, always earnest. In 2017, after a five-year hiatus from performing music, she founded the Monday @ Modella songwriter pop-up and the ALL MUSIC STARTS LOCAL initiative and started sharpening her musical teeth, slowly carving a niche for herself in the Oklahoma scene. Since then, she has had the privilege of sharing the stage with and learning from a myriad of local and touring artists. In Fall 2020 she produced a short cover EP "Dancing Alone" with Kyle Reid, which was released in November. Production is now complete on her first full-length album “Geography," recorded at Naptime Studio in Norman, Oklahoma, with Kyle Reid at the helm.

 
 
HONORS & FESTIVALS:
2020 Wyoming Singer Songwriter Contest Judge
2020 Firewater Five on the Fifth (Saratoga, WY)
2019 Wyoming Singer Songwriter Contest Semi-Finalist 
2019 Audience Choice Winner, Semi-Final Round D, Wyoming Singer Songwriter Contest
2019 Bob Childers Gypsy Cafe (Stillwater, OK)
2019 Norman Music Festival (Norman, OK)
2019 Women of WoodyFest (Edmond, OK)
2018 Bob Childers’ Gypsy Cafe (Stillwater, OK)
2018 Norman Music Festival (Norman, OK)
2018 Women of Woodyfest (Edmond, OK)
2018 Woody Guthrie Festival (Okemah, OK)
2018 AMP Fest (Oklahoma City, OK)
2017 Woody Guthrie Festival Songwriting Contest, Honorable Mention (“Lost and Found”)

ON THE ROAD

Date Event Location
Rigby Summer @ Folk Alliance International Conference 2023 Folk Alliance International Conference 2023, Kansas City, MO Folk Alliance International Conference 2023, Kansas City, MO
Rigby Summer @ February Song Swap February Song Swap, Stillwater, OK February Song Swap, Stillwater, OK
Rigby Summer @ Oak Park Concert Series w/ Shandee Layne Oak Park Concert Series w/ Shandee Layne, Perkins, OK Oak Park Concert Series w/ Shandee Layne, Perkins, OK
Rigby Summer @ CMGT w/ Kierston White CMGT w/ Kierston White, Norman, OK CMGT w/ Kierston White, Norman, OK
Rigby Summer @ An Evening at SOK Gallery An Evening at SOK Gallery, Laramie, WY An Evening at SOK Gallery, Laramie, WY
Rigby Summer @ Eagles Lodge - Bozeman Eagles Lodge - Bozeman, Bozeman, MT Eagles Lodge - Bozeman, Bozeman, MT
Rigby Summer @ First National Bar w/ Whistlepigs First National Bar w/ Whistlepigs, Pocatello, ID First National Bar w/ Whistlepigs, Pocatello, ID
Rigby Summer @ ALL MUSIC STARTS LOCAL Songwriter Showcase w/ Alicia Stockman & Emily Hicks ALL MUSIC STARTS LOCAL Songwriter Showcase w/ Alicia Stockman & Emily Hicks, Salt Lake City, UT ALL MUSIC STARTS LOCAL Songwriter Showcase w/ Alicia Stockman & Emily Hicks, Salt Lake City, UT
Rigby Summer @ Stockman Bar & Grill Stockman Bar & Grill, Walden, CO Stockman Bar & Grill, Walden, CO
Rigby Summer @ The Salty Bronc Saloon w/ Shandee Layne The Salty Bronc Saloon w/ Shandee Layne, Stillwater, OK The Salty Bronc Saloon w/ Shandee Layne, Stillwater, OK

LISTEN

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One of the things that has struck me about Rigby's songwriting is that she has this gift of creating a world in each song...something that has it’s own discreet story within the world, but then I can receive it as a listener and apply it to my own story.... 

It’s something really beautiful about her writing." 

-Juliet Fromholt, WYSO Radio (Yellow Springs, Ohio)