The Keeshea Pratt Band released their brand new album “Believe” on May 29th, 2018. The Houston based, award winning Keeshea Pratt Band possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of old school Motown; a rarity among bands of any genre today. The 8-piece, musical collective lends its energy and passion to traditional blues, contemporary blues and offers a prevue to 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, and country and back again. Keeshea Pratt is the siren featured on the microphone with soaring and soulful lead 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 female Japanese trumpeter is nestled in the 3-piece horn section that produces thrilling, chorded in-sync rhythms that rival those of big bands. The make-up of this phenomenal band is Shawn Allen (music director, bassist and vocals), Brian Sowell (lead guitar and vocals), Dan Carpenter (saxophone), Misaki Nishidate (trumpet), James Williams III (trumpet), and Nick Fishman (drums).
In January 2018, the Keeshea Pratt Band secured first place in the Band Division for the 34th Annual International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tennessee. The polished, professional soul-stirring, toe-tapping performances assured the judges that The Keeshea Pratt Band is primed to headline major festivals and concert stages as a noteworthy authority on the blues scene, nationally and internationally.