Episode 24: Kat Dyson

“Baby, if you serve the Blues, the Blues will serve you.” - B.B. King, to Kat Dyson


Mike & Oteil welcome Kat Dyson, a guitar player and vocalist with an impressive resume after a lifetime of playing with legends, perhaps best known for her time performing and recording alongside Prince, as a member of the New Power Generation. Kat talks about landing her spot touring with Cyndi Lauper, working with Prince, and playing with a laundry list of Jazz greats during her time as a young woman in Montreal. She also shares her story of meeting B.B. King, him handing her Lucille, his guitar, and offering sage advice. 


Southern-born guitarist/vocalist Kat Dyson relocated to Los Angeles from Montreal via Minneapolis where she was a featured guitarist & vocalist with Prince as a member of the New Power Generation. Her contributions to this musical alliance can be heard on the following recordings: Emancipation, The Truth and Newpowersoul. Along the way, she has performed with renowned artists including Cyndi Lauper, Natalie Cole, Ivan Neville, Donny Osmond, rap artist T.I., Seal, Sheila E and C.O.E.D., Joi, George Clinton and the P-Funk AllStars, Musique Soulchild, Phoebe Snow, Res, The Winans, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Big Mamma Thornton, Ben E. King, Bo Diddley,  Odetta, Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, Celine Dion, Roch Voisine and many others.


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