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Kim Reteguiz and The Black Cat Bones

Years Performed: 2018

The critics call Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones’ music “uniquely Floridian.”  The group mixes funk, soul and Caribbean flavor with classic juke joint Diva Blues.

The Black Cat Bones have found a recipe for a hybrid blues sound that will make them a main attraction wherever they play! –Jazz and Blues Florida Magazine

Kim’s Puerto Rican roots, her upbringing in Jacksonville Florida and her time in Mississippi shapes the sound we hear today produced by Kim and her band of bones—Jared Bell, Dorian Lopez, Kent McKinney, Bernard Johnson, Eve Rojas and music director Shawn Pfaffman.

Today Kim is known regionally as a vocal powerhouse with a dynamic vocal range and stage performance. Her talent and reputation have enabled her to take the stage at the 2017 King Biscuit Festival Main Stage Arkansas. Kim is a 2017 International Blues Challenge Memphis semi-finalist, 2017 Women in Blues Memphis performer, 2016 Jacksonville IBC winner and 2015 Jax Idol winner. She’s performed with well-known Blues artists such as Michael Burkes, Victor Wainwright, Willie Green, Danielle Nicole (formally of the Trampled Underfoot Band), Betty Fox, Mike Zito, Shane Dwight and more. Kim’s music is frequently heard on 89.9’s Blues Horizons and NPR stations across Florida. She is a creator for the annual music and scholarship event, Women Who Rock the Blues.

Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones just released their latest LP, No More Lettuce, featuring Dennis Marion of JJ Grey & Mofro on trumpet, and Philip Pan, retired lead violinist for the Jacksonville Symphony, on violin. No More Lettuce is produced by Christopher Flowers courtesy of the late Jimmy Gilbert of A1A studios.

What they’re saying about Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones
Long before Meghan Trainer was singing “All About That Bass,” Kim was belting out “No More Lettuce”, which includes the line “I got a gut and a butt/I got cushion for the pushin’.” She sings with a swagger and a confidence reminiscent of the soul sisters of the sixties. -Jenna Martinez,

Kim is a classically schooled singer who can belt out the blues like it’s coming up from the earth, passing through her feet and when it reaches her vocal chords, there is fire and lightning. -Amelia Island Blues Festival Press Office

Don’t tell Kim Reteguiz that she isn’t playing the Blues! “The blues is your personal experience, your stories, your feelings. It’s not a formula, it’s who you are. If it was all the same, it would be really boring,” says Kim. But the Black Cat Bones are far from boring. There are elements of Blues, Latin fusion, funk and soul to their music that draw you in and make you beg for more! -Charlie Boyer, Jazz and Blues Florida Magazine

No More Lettuce, 2018
Cover Me-Living Room Blues, 2017 IBC Memphis release

Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones on social media
You can follow Kim and her band of bones on Facebook and Twitter and learn more about the band at these sites: and

Listen to Kim Reteguiz & The Black Cat Bones’ music via Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, CD Baby and wherever you get your streaming music. Three of their newly released singles, “I’m Leavin’,” “No More Lettuce” and “No Ahogarse” will be featured on the front page of