Keeshea Pratt is the 2018 winner of the International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a singer who is very confident of her abilities, evidenced by her assurance that an encounter with her is a life-changing experience. She has been singing since
she was six years of age and attests that her now-matured and sophisticated vocal style has an appeal for listeners from all walks of life, yet remains true to her blues and soul roots.
She was named 2012 Female Artist of the Year in the Jackson, Mississippi Music Awards, and
she previously appeared here on the stages of the 2010 Chicago Blues Fest. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Keeshea Pratt now makes her home in Houston, Texas, and is currently at work on her first release.
Keeshea Pratt’s seven-piece powerhouse band includes bassist Shawn Allen, guitarist Brian Sowell, drummer Nick Fishman, saxophonist Dan Carpenter, and trumpeters Misaki Nishidate, and James Williams III.