This bio is about the eclectic world of a singer & songwriter, producer, film maker, social activist, NYC Busker and classic female blues guitarist Cathy Grier [aka NYCSubwayGirl].

Some intense and multi-layered snapshots that inform her music and her life: Cathy grew up in Connecticut, played the subways of New York from 1999-2015 and now lives in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin enjoying everything the midwest and beautiful Door County has to offer.

Her music has pervaded the walls of Key West and France, where a French/Swedish pop star sang her lyrics for a French dance hit. With a 14-piece band, she sang in the Paris Opera at the Hermes/Rostropovich wedding, and even a live performance in Morocco.

She rode in an almost-sinking gondola in Venice, weighed down by amps and drums, while writing for an award-winning French recording artist. She has had solo performances in Brazil, England, and Wales.

Despite many attempts, she cannot forget performing at the Holiday Inn in Paladka, Florida… a New Years Eve gig in Yapoon, Australia… dancing on a table at a bar mitzvah in Paris… and a Donald Trump Atlantic City gig, if you can believe that. My have times changed in a weird way, certainly.

She toured Germany with a French girl band, Parallel Vif, as lead guitarist. She has opened for Joan Armatrading, Laura Nyro and Dave Mason. She recorded her first demo at Paul Leka’s studio (he wrote ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’), and later, with her hit group Troia/Grier, she performed at Folk City, Lone Star Cafe (opened for The Band) and the original Bitter End, where she was curious but cautious of the soon-to-be-murdered Roy Radin.

She sings in small empty churches for their amazing acoustics and pure spirituality. She sings for friends at family special occasions and sad events. Her Great Aunt Molly believes she sings a mean La Vie En Rose (especially while cooking omelets), not to mention a heartfelt Amazing Grace.

Music is life to her and it comes in many sounds, shapes and sizes.

Their last trip through was at hit, so by popular demand, The Jimmys are coming back to Gibson Music Hall!

***$5 at the door. 1st come, 1st serve!***


Seven piece award winning blues and R&B band
Artist of The Year: 2013, 2014
Blues Band Of The Year: 2012-2014
The Jimmys aren’t your typical blues band. With awards and reviews rolling in on their new album “Hot Dish” the Jimmys are primed for the world stage. Get to a club or a festival and see what the fuss is all about – and have a great time!



Hailing from the pines of Northern Wisconsin, Nick began playing guitar at 15. From early on, his songs have shown a connection to the blues, soul, and rock n’ roll. Now, with more than 20 years of experience, Nick continues to work as a guitar for hire, but spends most of his time getting his own music heard. As his solo act moves around the Midwest growing momentum, he also focuses on the Nick Foytik Band, catching the ears of their audiences anywhere they go. Whether you’re seeing Nick solo or with his band, you’re always in for a unique and quality performance.

Ivy Ford also known as “The Chicago Blues Kitten,” is a versatile and talented old soul. From singing the blues to being sultry in any genre, she is an indigo artist who’s gift connects those who are around her and those who listen. Ivy Ford commands an energy that is most magical. Ivy Ford kick started her career , opening up for Buddy Guy in 2015. Since then she’s become a staple at the world famous blues club and has performed bi-coastal North and South, ranked in the top 40 of the International Blues Challenge and released an original album solely written and produced, herself. Ivy Ford is the next generation of blues, roots and soul music.