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. The result is a powerful cosmic Americana sound that 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, also with Kyle Reid at the helm.
Rigby Summer weaves an Americana soundscape that reflects the long road she’s traveled to arrive at a powerful, eclectic sound has been compared to a cross between Brandi Carlile and Patsy Cline with a hint of Johnny Cash swagger—a little modern, a little old-fashioned, always earnest.
Rigby Summer sings empowering songs: honest but hopeful lyrics performed with vocals that are both powerful and intimate.
“Rigby Summer has a seasoned voice in the manner of many of the fine female balladeers of the past. But this singer/songwriter offers new and old perspectives on the condition of love in the modern world.”
— Rick Reiley
The Corridor Magazine
“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)
" ...one of the most gorgeous, soulful voices I have heard in our genre..."
— Xanthe Alexis
"When I think about Rigby, she is a vibe....when you are in her world, you are family. And what a beautiful gift for people to hear her music and feel like her family..."
— Selina Gray
financial empowerment coach
The following stations added "Dancing Alone" to their programming!
KOFO 1220AM/103.7FM Ottawa, KS
-Xanthe Alexis, performing songwriter