Keeshea Pratt Band
The Houston based, international award winning Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of Blues and old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 9 piece musical collective, lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a preview of the future of blues. The musical artistry and dexterity of The Keeshea Pratt Band allows it to journey, unapologetically, across the genres of classical, jazz, Southern rock, soul, gospel, country and back again.
Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring, soulful, Mississippi inspired vocals. She is supported by a talented and diverse group of singers and musicians representing 5 states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi) and Japan. The 4-piece horn section produces thrilling, chorded, in-sync rhythms that rival those of big bands. The make up of this phenomenal band is Shawn Allen (Music Director/Bass/Vocals), Eugene Botts (B3/Piano), Brian Sowell (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Dan Carpenter (Saxophone), James Williams Ill (Trumpet), Misaki Nishidate (Trumpet), Brent Nabors (Bari Sax) and Andy Acuna (Drums).
In January 2018, The Keeshea Pratt Band won 1st place in the band division of the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) held in Memphis, TN. The polished, professional, soul-stirring, toe-tapping performances assured the judges that The Keeshea Pratt Band was primed and ready to headline major festivals and concert stages as a noteworthy authority on the blues scene, nationally and internationally.