The Olga Watkins Band, voted “Best Blues/Jazz Band or Performer 2010, 2012 and 2013” in Pittsburgh by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper
The following is a review of the band written in the Pittsburgh City Paper:
Olga Watkins & The Soul Kitchen Band were at Sassy Marie's on Pgh's Northside and I have to tell you, this woman sings like an angle! It was only through a twist of fate that I happen to be there that night as we were having a meeting for the B.S.W.P.A(join now!), and as the meeting ended she and the band got right to business cranking out some damn fine music. I can say that because this is my site but it is also right on target. The drummer, the bass player, the guitar player, they all are very good and I can tell you I will endeavor to see them again, as should you. Next time you take your gal/wife/other, out for an evening, check out Olga Watkins & The Soul Kitchen Band. Posted by John E. Reilly on 07/30/2008 –customer at James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh
The following is a review of the band written in the Beaver Countian:
What preceded it, was some of the finest Jazz I have heard live, anywhere… ever. Guitarist Jay Weaver’s improvisations were nothing short of genius. Posted by John Paul on 4/11/2011
The following is from an article on Olga from USA Today:
Olga Watkins is one creative and innovative woman. Olga has two money-making talents to choose from: music or cooking. With a little bit of thinking and a whole lot of creative energy Olga launched the business of her dreams that pulled together both vocations she loved — singing and cooking. Thus was born the idea of a Singing Chef. Olga has that necessary courage and confidence. And she is a reminder to all of us to leap with confidence and courage — You can safely land on your feet.
Posted by Gladys Edmunds in 2008