Shows

  • 03

    Apr

    2015

    Broadway Bar and Grill Ocean Springs, Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Apr

    2015

    Blue Biscuit Indianola, Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Apr

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar Greenville, Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Apr

    2015

    Juke Joint Festival Clarksdale, Ms Wade Walton Stage

    05:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Apr

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar Greenville, Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Apr

    2015

    Capital Grill Jackson,Ms.. Kern and Denise dou

    08:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Apr

    2015

    Capital Grill Jackson, Ms.... Kern Pratt and the Band of Irregulars

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Apr

    2015

    Ceramis Italian Restaurant Flowood Ms.... Kern and Denise

    06:30:00 PM

  • 24

    Apr

    2015

    Pelican Cove Ridgeland, Ms (duo)

    06:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Apr

    2015

    Kathrynes Steak House Ridgeland, Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 06

    May

    2015

    Ceramis Italian Restaurant

    06:30:00 PM

  • 09

    May

    2015

    Bogalousa LA Music Festival

    10:00:00 PM

  • 15

    May

    2015

    Murky Waters Blues Bar Ocean Springs, Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 16

    May

    2015

    Murky Waters Blues Bar Gulfport, Ms

    08:30:00 PM

  • 20

    May

    2015

    Ceramis Italian Restaurant

    06:30:00 PM

  • 29

    May

    2015

    Walnut St blues Bar Greenville,Ms.

    Special guest appearance by Louisiana Blues Artist Peter Novelli. Kicking off his nationwide tour from the Mississippi Delta

    08:00:00 PM

  • 30

    May

    2015

    Kathrynes steak House Ridgeland, Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Jun

    2015

    Ground Zero Clarksdale, Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 12

    Jun

    2015

    WYAB Radio 103.9 FM.. WYAB.com.. Live performance and interview with Jim Thorn

    07:50:00 AM

  • 12

    Jun

    2015

    Kathrynes Steak House

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Jun

    2015

    Capitol Inn with Denise Owen and Shannon Myers

    226 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201.On the roof of the hotel, come out and see us!

    07:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Jun

    2015

    Canton on the Square Kern Pratt Denise Owen Billy Earhart and special guest

    Canton Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 26

    Jun

    2015

    Under The Hill Natchez, Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Jun

    2015

    Under The Hill Natchez, Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Jul

    2015

    Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill Kern and Denise Duo

    Hattiesburg, Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Jul

    2015

    Kathryn's

    Kern Pratt Band

    06:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jul

    2015

    Under the Hill

    Natchez Kern Pratt Band

    09:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Jul

    2015

    Private Party

    In Baypoint

    03:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Jul

    2015

    Interview

    "Music on the Couch"

    12:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jul

    2015

    Christo's

    Madison, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Jul

    2015

    Georgia Blue Flowood,Ms.

    Kern and Denise Duo

    06:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Jul

    2015

    Burgers and Blues Accoustic Crossroads Lunchtime Jam

    11:30:00 PM

  • 05

    Aug

    2015

    Ceramis

    Flowood, Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Aug

    2015

    Underground 119 Blues Venue

    119 President St Jackson Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Aug

    2015

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Kathryns Steak House

    07:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Aug

    2015

    Georgia Blue

    Brookhaven, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Aug

    2015

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Kern Pratt Denise Owen John Powell trio

    07:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Aug

    2015

    Cerami's

    Flowood, Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Aug

    2015

    Georgia Blue

    Flowood,Ms

    06:00:00 AM

  • 29

    Aug

    2015

    Baypoint

    12:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Sep

    2015

    Que Sera

    Fondrens First Thursday Jackson, Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Sep

    2015

    Georgia Blue

    Flowood,MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Sep

    2015

    Baypoint

    12:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Sep

    2015

    Cerami's

    Flowood, Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Sep

    2015

    Murky Waters

    Ocean Springs, MS

    08:00:00 PM

  • 12

    Sep

    2015

    Ms Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival

    JC Fairgrounds, Pascagoula Ms

    04:30:00 PM

  • 18

    Sep

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    09:30:00 PM

  • 19

    Sep

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville. Ms.

    09:30:00 PM

  • 24

    Sep

    2015

    Cerami's

    06:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Sep

    2015

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Oct

    2015

    Airport Grocery

    Cleveland Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Oct

    2015

    Mighty Mississippi Music Festival/ Hwy 61

     Warfield Park Greenville,Ms 

    04:30:00 PM

  • 10

    Oct

    2015

    1933 Restaurant & Lounge

    Ruleville Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Oct

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville,Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Oct

    2015

    Hot Tamale Festival

    Downtown Greenville,Ms.

    05:15:00 PM

  • 17

    Oct

    2015

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville,Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Oct

    2015

    Monday 10/19 Bamboula's on Frenchman St New Orleans,La.

    We are honored to be the special guests of Smoky Greenwell!

    07:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Oct

    2015

    Kemistry Sports Bar & Hookah Lounge

    I55 N Frontage Rd Jackson Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Oct

    2015

    Private Party

    12:00:00 AM

  • 31

    Oct

    2015

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland,Ms

    07:00:00 AM

  • 06

    Nov

    2015

    Roux 61

    Hwy 61 Natchez,Ms.

    12:00:00 AM

  • 07

    Nov

    2015

    Roux 61

    Hwy 61 Natchez,Ms.

    12:00:00 AM

  • 20

    Nov

    2015

    Hal & Mals / opening for Mason Ruffner

    Jackson,Ms / Ardenland Prductions

    10:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Nov

    2015

    Kathryn's steak House

    Ridgeland,Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Nov

    2015

    McBs

    Ridgeland. Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Nov

    2015

    Benefit for Domestic Violence

    Greenville Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Dec

    2015

    Murky Waters

    Gulfport, Ms

    08:00:00 AM

  • 05

    Dec

    2015

    Smoots Grocery

    Natchez, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Dec

    2015

    Georgia Blue

    Brookhaven,Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Dec

    2015

    Ground Zero

    Clarksdale,Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Dec

    2015

    Roux 61

    Natchez,Ms

    12:00:00 AM

  • 19

    Dec

    2015

    McBs

    Ridgeland,Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Dec

    2015

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Big New Years Eve  Ridgeland, Ms

    08:00:00 PM

  • 30

    Sep

    2016

    Smoot's Grocery-Natchez, MS

    Smoot's Grocery-Natchez, MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Oct

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Oct

    2016

    Juke Joint - Ocean Springs, MS

    Juke Joint - Ocean Springs, MS

    12:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Oct

    2016

    Trio at Kathryn's

    12:00:00 AM

  • 13

    Oct

    2016

    Walnut Street Blues Bar, Greenville, MS

    12:00:00 AM

  • 14

    Oct

    2016

    Block Party, Greenville, MS

    12:00:00 AM

  • 15

    Oct

    2016

    Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville, MS

    12:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Oct

    2016

    Ceramis

    06:00:00 PM

  • 20

    Oct

    2016

    Georgia Blues Brookhaven, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 28

    Oct

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    12:00:00 AM

  • 29

    Oct

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    12:00:00 AM

  • 02

    Nov

    2016

    Band at Kathryn's

    12:00:00 AM

  • 02

    Nov

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    06:30:00 PM

  • 03

    Nov

    2016

    Georgia Blues - Brookhaven, MS

    Georgia Blues - Brookhaven, MS

    06:30:00 PM

  • 08

    Nov

    2016

    Trio at Kathryn's

    12:00:00 AM

  • 11

    Nov

    2016

    Trio at Iron Horse Grill

    12:00:00 AM

  • 16

    Nov

    2016

    Ceramis

    Flowood, Ms,

    06:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Nov

    2016

    Roux 61 - Natchez 25 & 26th

    Roux 61 - Natchez 25 & 26th

    06:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Nov

    2016

    Roux 61 - Natchez 26th

    Roux 61 - Natchez 26th

    06:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Dec

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    12:00:00 AM

  • 04

    Dec

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Dec

    2016

    Trio at Kathryn's

    12:00:00 AM

  • 09

    Dec

    2016

    Roux 61 Natchez Dec 9th & 10th

    Roux 61 Natchez Dec 9th & 10th

    06:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Dec

    2016

    Roux 61 Natchez Dec 10th

    Roux 61 Natchez Dec 10th

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Dec

    2016

    Georgia Blues Brookhaven, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 22

    Dec

    2016

    Ceramis

    06:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Dec

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    12:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jan

    2016

    Georgia Blue

    Flowood, Ms

    12:00:00 AM

  • 02

    Jan

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    Natchez,Ms

    12:00:00 AM

  • 09

    Jan

    2016

    Blue Biscuit

    Indianola, Ms

    09:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Jan

    2016

    1933 Restaurant

    Ruleville, Ms.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Jan

    2016

    Smoots Grocery

    Natchez, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Jan

    2016

    F Jones Corner

    Friday night Jackson, Ms

    12:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Jan

    2016

    Georgia Blue (DUO)

    Flowood, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jan

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland.Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 28

    Jan

    2016

    Monsour's @ Biscuit Company (DUO)

    Vicksburg.Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jan

    2016

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville, Ms.

    09:30:00 PM

  • 30

    Jan

    2016

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville, Ms.

    09:30:00 PM

  • 05

    Feb

    2016

    Roux 61 (Duo)

    Natchez.Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 12

    Feb

    2016

    Roux 61 (Duo)

    Natchez.Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Feb

    2016

    1933 Restaurant

    Ruleville, Ms.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Feb

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro (Duo)

    Natchez.Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 20

    Feb

    2016

    Monsour's @ Biscuit Company (Band)

    Vicksburg,Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Feb

    2016

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville, Ms.

    10:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Feb

    2016

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville.Ms.

    10:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Mar

    2016

    Airport Grocery

    Cleveland Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Mar

    2016

    F Jones Corner

    Jackson,Ms.

    12:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Mar

    2016

    Mud Bugs

    Downtown Brandon, Ms

    07:00:00 PM

  • 12

    Mar

    2016

    The Dock

    Gulfport, Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Mar

    2016

    Murky Waters

    Gulfport, Ms.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Mar

    2016

    Murky Waters

    Ocean Springs, Ms.

    08:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Mar

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Apr

    2016

    Que Sera

    Jackson, Ms. Fondrens 1st Thursday

    06:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Apr

    2016

    KJ's Rivertown Grill

    Vicksburg, Ms. 1306 Washington St.

    10:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Apr

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Apr

    2016

    Crustatians

    Cleveland, Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Apr

    2016

    Juke Joint Festival

    Clarksdale, Ms Wade Walton Barbershop Stage

    05:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Apr

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Apr

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms.   Robin Blakeney Trio

    06:30:00 PM

  • 20

    Apr

    2016

    Cerami's Italian Restaurant

    Flowood, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 22

    Apr

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    Natchez, Ms.

    07:30:00 PM

  • 23

    Apr

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro

    Natchez, Ms.

    07:30:00 PM

  • 29

    Apr

    2016

    10 South Vicksburg, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 06

    May

    2016

    F Jones Corner

    Jackson , Ms. Friday @ midnight

    12:00:00 AM

  • 06

    May

    2016

    Kathryns Steakhouse

    06:30:00 PM

  • 07

    May

    2016

    Mud Bugs

    Flowood, Ms. Old Fannon Rd.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 13

    May

    2016

    Castlewoods Country Club

    06:00:00 PM

  • 14

    May

    2016

    One Block East Jackson, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 15

    May

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    May

    2016

    Darwin's Burgers

    Marietta, GA. Time TBA

    12:00:00 PM

  • 20

    May

    2016

    Ole Tavern Jackson, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    May

    2016

    Outlets of Ms.

    01:00:00 PM

  • 24

    May

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms,  Trio

    06:30:00 PM

  • 27

    May

    2016

    The Dock Gulfport, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 28

    May

    2016

    Juke Joint Ocean Springs, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    May

    2016

    The Dock Gulfport, Ms.

    12:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Jun

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez, Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Jun

    2016

    Georgia Blue Brookhaven, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 12

    Jun

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms. Band

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Jun

    2016

    Cerami's Italian Restaurant

    Flowood,Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 17

    Jun

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Jun

    2016

    One Block East Jackson, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Jun

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms. Trio

    06:30:00 PM

  • 23

    Jun

    2016

    Burgers & Blues, Jackson, MS

    05:30:00 AM

  • 24

    Jun

    2016

    Murky Waters

    08:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Jul

    2016

    Cerami's Italian Restaurant

    Flowood, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 08

    Jul

    2016

    F Jones Corner

    Jackson Ms Friday at midnight

    06:12:00 AM

  • 08

    Jul

    2016

    T Beaux Blues and BBQ Vicksburg, Ms.

    07:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Jul

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Jul

    2016

    Oxford Blues Festival

    12:00:00 AM

  • 16

    Jul

    2016

    Outlets Of Ms.

    01:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Jul

    2016

    Kathryn's Steak House

    Ridgeland, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Jul

    2016

    Georgia Blues Brookhaven, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 22

    Jul

    2016

    Walnut St Blues Bar

    Greenville Ms

    10:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Jul

    2016

    Ground Zero Clarksdale, Ms.

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jul

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez Ms'

    06:00:00 PM

  • 30

    Jul

    2016

    Roux 61

    Natchez Ms

    06:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Aug

    2016

    McB's

    McB's Ridgeland

    12:00:00 AM

  • 06

    Aug

    2016

    Burgers & Blues - Trio

    Burgers & Blues - Trio

    06:30:00 PM

  • 12

    Aug

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro-Natchez

    Rolling River Bistro-Natchez

    12:00:00 AM

  • 13

    Aug

    2016

    Rolling River Bistro-Natchez

    Rolling River Bistro-Natchez

    12:00:00 AM

  • 14

    Aug

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse - Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse - Ridgeland, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Aug

    2016

    Cerami's Italian Restaurant

    Flowood, Ms.

    06:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Aug

    2016

    Iron Horse Grill - Trio

    Iron Horse Grill - Trio 9-12 pm

    09:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Sep

    2016

    Georgia Blues Brookhaven, Ms.

    06:30:00 PM

  • 02

    Sep

    2016

    Roux 61 Natchez Sept 2 & 3rd

    Roux 61 Natchez Sept 2nd 7 3rd 6-9:30pm

    06:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Sep

    2016

    Roux 61 Natchez Sept 2 & 3rd

    Roux 61 Natchez Sept 3rd 6-9:30pm

    06:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Sep

    2016

    Old Tavern

    Old Tavern 9 pm

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Sep

    2016

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    Kathryn's Steakhouse, Ridgeland, MS

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Sep

    2016

    Ceramis

    06:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Sep

    2016

    Cow Pen 6pm

    Cow Pen 6pm

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Sep

    2016

    Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival

    12:00:00 AM

  • 17

    Sep

    2016

    Walnut Street Blues Bar Greenville

    Walnut Street Blues Bar-Greenville

    10:00:00 PM

  • 22

    Sep

    2016

    10 South Roof Top Bar-Vicksburg

    10 South Roof Top Bar Vicksburg

    12:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Sep

    2016

    Old Tavern with Luc & Marc Borms (Catfish & Cotton)

    Old Tavern with Luc & Marc Borms (Catfish & Cotton)

    09:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Sep

    2016

    Sam Chatmon Blues Festival Hollandale, MS

    Sam Chatmon Blues Festival Hollandale, MS

    12:00:00 PM

Album

Biography

    Kern Pratt, a Mississippi Delta native, brings the Blues alive every time he starts to play. He surrounds himself with some of the most talented musicians that Mississippi has to offer & provides you with a performance like no other!

    Kern, now residing in Jackson, has performed with artists such as the late & great Willie Foster, Mamie “Galore” Davis, Lil’ Bill Wallace, Mississippi Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Lil’ Dave Thompson, James “T-Model” Ford, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, Percy Sledge, Eden Brent, Steve Azar, & Grammy Award winner Bud Cockrell lead vocalist for Pablo Cruise. These musicians were a great influence on his musical career.

   Kern Pratt has opened shows for the likes of BB King, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton, Eddie Cotton, Bernard Jenkins, King Edward Antoine, Dorothy Moore, Bobby Rush, Gregg Alman, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Deborah Coleman, Nantuckett, Elvin Bishop, Rick Nelson. Kenny Neal, Dr. John, Muddy Waters All Star Band, Eddie Money & the late Bobby “Blue” Bland.

    There are many festivals Kern Pratt has played in, including The Mississippi Picnic which takes place in Central Park in New York City. The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, the Annual Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS, Batesville Music Fest in Batesville, MS, the Annual BB King Homecoming and the Sam Chatman Festival are just a few more festivals worthy of mention.

    
    Pratt while never overlooking the cultural legacy passed on by his blues hero’s, has developed a unique style of his own. Because of his high level of music integrity he has gained a reputation as one of the most authentic & hardworking musicians in the south.

News

  • BLUES WALK OF FAME
    Saturday, October 17 2015

    Kern Pratt will get his stone on the Blues Walk of Fame Greenville, Ms. along with late blues great Johnny Winter.

  • 7 WEEKS IN THE TOP 3 IN MISSISSIPPI ALBUM CHART
    Thursday, August 20 2015

    ROOTS MUSIC REPORT CHARTS

  • SOULSHAKE / TOP 40 @#40
    Thursday, August 20 2015

    HIT-TRACKS TOP 100 CHART

  • GREENVILLE MS BLUES #11 on the singles chart
    Thursday, August 13 2015

    ROOTS MUSIC REPORT CHARTS

  • Excited about becoming a member of The National Recording Acadamy
    Thursday, July 23 2015

    Thank you Johnney Palasotto and Ried Wick

  • Kern Pratt and Denise Owen
    Monday, July 06 2015

    #1 in American Roots Chart in Mississippi

    and

    #6 in the United Kingdom

  • Hit-Tracks Top 100 - Buck 69
    Monday, July 06 2015

    We congratulate Buck69 with their first hit in our top 100. 'These Blues' is a new entry at #71. And we have more good news: the CD "No Medicine Like The Blues" is in week 28 one of our five highly recommended albums. Check postion, complete chart and High 5 at Hit-Tracks Top 100.

     

    https://www.facebook.com/127522734017165/photos/o.105272332854002/599920936777340/?type=1

  • Podcast of Live from the Midnight Circus
    Wednesday, July 01 2015

    HERE IT IS!! The PODCAST of LIVE from the Midnight Circus for 6/30/2015! The only Show that is dedicated to the independent Touring Blues Artists .. Artists that are creating NEW MUSIC!! .. This week we start things off with Victor Wainwright, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Samantha Fish, Crystal Shawanda, Melody Gardot, Voo Davis, Jackie Venson, Delta Moon, Rusty Wright, Billy Hector, JPBLUES, then we have a 2 pack and exclusive interview with Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz of the The Lucky Losers! After the interview we get another 2 pack from the new Lucky Loser CD! Then we continue with the best in INDIE Blues with artists like Kern Pratt, Christian Collin, Slam Allen, Kyle Jester, Stevie J Blues, Ira Walker, Jc Smith, Joe Moss, The Art of Blues Joel Da Silva and we end with Phil Grande's FULL Moon Blues .. Tune in and see what everyone is talking about .. become part of the "Indie Blues Movement" .. Discover these artists that are creating new music .. you won't regret it !! 

     

    http://www.makingascene.org/live-from-the-midnight-circus-6302015-with-the-lonely-losers/

  • MidWest Record
    Wednesday, July 01 2015

    Taken from Frank Roszak Frank Roszak Radio Promotion
    The Midwest Record says Kern Pratt's "Broken Chains" CD is "Well done!" The Illinois-based blog writes, "One of those fine regional cats that you probably never would have heard of before the Internet, Kern is a white boy shot full of Delta blues. With the area's show band roots on his musical DNA, there's no clichés or dust on this recent local musical hall of fame inductee. Bringing to bear the originality that made his musical forbearers such originals, Pratt is a find the Delta needs to share with the rest of us."
    Our thanks to the Midwest Record for the thoughtful review of this Mississippi Delta native's new album!

     

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  • CHMR 93.5 - Campus and Community Radio in St. John's, NL Canada
    Wednesday, July 01 2015

    RIGHT NOW on MUN Radio (93.5 CHMR FM)...
    It's your perfect prescription of medicinal music, lovingly mixed to help ease the worst Saturday night self-inflicted head shot...
    the Sunday Morning Hangover Cure.
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  • Deep Jams Radio
    Wednesday, July 01 2015

    Tune in y'all! I'll be on shortly..Great show happening now!!!! with Richard L'Hommedieu

    http://www.deepjams.net/

  • #1 Album in Mississippi
    Wednesday, July 01 2015

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  • Kern Pratt featured on LIVE from the Midnight Circus!
    Sunday, June 21 2015

    "Lights Are On, But Nobody's Home," from the new album Broken Chains was played on international radio: 'The Indie Authority' LIVE from the Midnight Circus at 1:30pm June 21, 2015.  Hearing it on the radio for the first time, you can imagine how ecstatic we are! This is a huge milestone, and we thank y'all for joining in our passion for the blues!

  • Rootstime Magazine in Europe, a review on "Broken Chains"
    Saturday, June 20 2015

    Rootstime Magazine is based in Europe, so the original article is in dutch.  This is translated through Google translate, so the quickness of it is a little rough, but it's readable.  Thanks to all of y'all for all the support!

     

    It was Luc & Marc Borms, authors of the formidable book, "Catfish & Cotton: Driving Down The Blues Highway," which made us aware of the existence of a hidden gem deep in Mississippi: Core Pratt. During the first of their trips by the US David Hyde Borms Brothers gave a tour in NOLA and that you can find in this for blues lovers so highly recommended boek.nHyde, a great bassist, performs regularly with core Pratt and moreover the producer of his album. On the Juke Joint Festival 2014 occurred Kern and David. Luc Borms Kern has met there and played with him. From there, the friendship developed which has even led to cooperation on this CD. Any research work, we are always on our guard that we "can not miss" get tips, what is the Internet still perfect for something like that, we learned that Luc and Marc it might actually have it right.

    It was more than healthy curiosity that we "Broken Chains", the album Core Pratt, because in this bluesman it is therefore, put on the turntable. Right from the first notes of opener "Delta Mourn '' we were impressed. Only a half minute song may be a warmup rather, it is what we are concerned with the birdsong and Kern's appropriate taunts excellent atmosphere creator. Especially if then "Greenville Mississippi Blues" is released on the listener. The previously referred to as classic blues song is a most just of vengeance. Pratt's voice is very suitable for such rampetampe blues, some abrasive and expressive. The great contribution on piano by Eden Brent has contributed to there being hollowed to the repeat button. Loudly blare through the speakers is the message. A great number to us, the guitar uitfadende longer had allowed shine like.

    Kern is a more than average guitar player. What he admired in late Albert Collin's "Lights Are On, But Nobody's Home is as impressive as prone to call. The abrasive sax in the number is no longer grand. This is by far the best release we've ever heard of this classic! The dizzying level is maintained with the poignant "Somewhere South Of Memphis", the intrieste song about poverty and the problems that go with it boasts an amazing keyboard work, impressive horn arrangements and appropriate background song. The emotive guitar Kern is called as beautiful as short.

    The heavy rocking "Black Hannah" shows again hear a Pratt at top level. Vocal nothing short of brilliant and impressive thrashing the strings. These are damn top five in a row! and it does not stop here with, "Do not Leave Me Baby" with the support of Kenny Neal (!) is ok though as a fantastic song. Many radio friendly than the other songs on this release but had this core Pratt earned airplay and notoriety, he deserves no doubt, we will applaud this no more. A beautiful version of the classic "It Hurts Me Too" contains a simple but oh so appropriate, striking contribution harmonica Luc Borms. But what a version even of "Handcuffed To The Blues' we hear here. Brawley and the number Henderson is thumbs and fingers licking. The whole band shines and the song is yet another highlight on a plate brimming with gems.

    On "Smokin 'Gun" Denise Owen enters the stage as a singer. The lady had already able to admire her in the background but must also demonstrate her talent. I must repeat that the blowers arrangements may also again called quality. "Soul Shake" Smith & Lewis may penultimate number surprise you. The known number in itself is in our opinion a rather odd man out on this release, but it is best to call interesting. The vocal debate between Denise and Kern is even described as extremely fascinating. The title track may close this magnificent record in the same manner as they opened. The dreamy resonator waving goodbye softly leave you dreaming behind. You've just made acquaintance with a gorgeous slab of a sublime artist.

    When going to press we learn that the chance is very real that we will start to see Kern Pratt live next year in Belgium. Rootstime will undoubtedly keep you informed, but it speaks for itself that the undersigned will be present and you will no doubt once you have listened to this album!

    written by Luc Meert

  • The New Blues Roaring Out of Louisiana - American Blues Scene Magazine feat. Kern Pratt
    Monday, June 01 2015

    -Link to article here-

     

    written by Barry Kerzner


        Louisiana has given the world some great music. Tab Benoit, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, Professor Longhair, Guitar Slim, Slim Harpo, Lightnin’ Slim and Allen Toussaint are just some of the great musicians hailing from this great state. In fact, it has been said that all music in America began in in Congo Square, in New Orleans. Louisiana boasts vibrant jazz, Cajun, and Zydeco musical communities, along with an enthusiastic blues scene.

        Since music is such a huge part of the cultural fabric of Louisiana, it should come as no surprise that another generation of musicians would step up to have their voices heard. This new blues is spearheaded by a wave of musicians that are talented, powerful, and willing to take risks. They are not boxed in by predefined expectations, and they are driven to push the envelope. These artists are not satisfied with maintaining the status-quo.

        Known as the Bourbon Street Bluesman, Jeff Chaz has been paying his dues for a while now. Mentored by the great Little Milton, he has played from New Orleans to Memphis, and everywhere in between. Born in Lake Charles, his early years were spent in Creole, where Chaz began the life of a musician playing the trombone, and later switching to the trumpet. His earliest influences were the big bands of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Glenn Miller, along with the jazz of Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, and the instrumental works of George Gershwin. He counts his first heroes as Tommy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden.

        Attending high school in California, Chaz played dances, parties, weddings, and the like. After graduation, he traveled with a band playing trombone, and opportunity reared it’s head when the band’s guitarist left, allowing Chaz to take his place. Over the years he has performed with Cab Calloway, Albert king, and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. In the late 1990s, he moved back to New Orleans where he began to draw huge crowds in short order.

        Chaz has five albums to his credit, the most recent being Chronicles, issued on JCP Records in late 2014. The album is a compilation of tracks culled from his previous albums, and is a perfect picture of the incredible talent he brings to the table. Paul Bradbeer has described him exclaiming, “Jeff Chaz may well be the missing link between B.B. King, Albert King, Roy Buchanan, and Frank Zappa.” While this is certainly true, it is by no means a complete assessment. Chaz brings his heritage to every performance, which by necessity channels his knowledge and appreciation of swing, the Big Bands era, Gershwin, and the blues of the “Golden Era.” Accordingly, his music and playing reflect this, being at once lyrical, with moving blues lines that honor Ronnie Earl, B.B. King and Little Milton, even as they share NOLA accents and Memphis soul colorings with us. Always thoughtful, Chaz is a beautiful melting pot of yesteryear’s best and tomorrow’s promise.

        Hailing from Tab Benoit’s hometown of Houma, Louisiana, Josh Garrett is another of the new wave of talent sweeping forth from this great state. He has quickly gained the respect of fans and peers alike. In describing Garrett, Kenny Neal has said, “Josh is our next generation with an old soul and he’s playing it with his heart. That’s what we need more of today.” Garrett is a composer, singer, and guitar player who brings a unique perspective to his blues.

        Garrett began playing guitar at the age of 12, and by the time he was 20 he was playing gigs several times a week in his hometown. He recorded his first album, Changed Man, on the CDBY label in 2008 at the age of 24. In 2009 he released a double live album full of Louisiana goodness titled Live on Printer’s Alley. In 2011 he followed up with String of Problems, and he has recently released Honey for My Queen.

        This newest release shows just how far Garrett’s journey has taken him. Each song is it’s own story, presented in varying musical settings that grab the listener’s attention, so they can take part in the drama unfolding. Of course there is blues, but this is nuanced blues, rich in a variety of flavors. Garrett ably delivers everything from country colored blues, to funky, soulful blues, to deliciously slow, indulgent blues that moves people.

        Regardless of what he is playing, Garrett never beats listeners over the head with unnecessary notes. There is an air of Louisiana in everything we hear, lightly sprinkled throughout, giving the music a friendly, comforting feeling. This is not to say that Garrett can not mine serious blues, which he certainly does, with passion. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on.

        Currently residing in Jackson, Mississippi, Kern Pratt brings rocking blues that tips a hat to the sounds of the Delta in his inspired performances. He brings the blues to life in a vivid, captivating fashion, always with a new wrinkle.

        Pratt has been inspired by, and performed with Mississippi Slim, Hubert Sumlin, James “T-Model” Ford, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, Percy Sledge, and Eden Brent, just to name a few. He has also opened for B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Deborah Coleman, Elvin Bishop, Dr. John, and Johnny Winter.

        His strong debut album, Broken Chains, has just been released on GigTime Records. A favorite in these parts, Pratt will no doubt be touring the region behind this new release.

        What makes Pratt’s music so inviting, and so unique? Start with a good helping of rock, add just the right amount of inspired blues, and season it with a couple of pinches of delta echoes and country swagger, and you have the Kern Pratt sound. Pratt’s music has a loose, juke-joint feel that is inviting, to say the least. His slightly gritty vocals add an edge that sets things off perfectly. Be on the lookout for Pratt at a venue near you.

        New Orleans based Peter Novelli and his band are stirring the pot with their latest album, St. Amant Sessions. This new work highlights the traditions of Louisiana while combining them with deep blues, NOLA flavors, touches of jazz, and strong Southern backbeats; it is a just summation of everything that is Peter Novelli.

        Along with the blues and NOLA accents, there is a love of country music that shines throughout Novelli’s work, as well as a reverence for the bayou. Now just because he loves country and blues, doesn’t mean that he can’t funk. He can. Have mercy!

        Novelli is a potent force in the emerging wave of Louisiana talent because he is so flexible, so competent. He seamlessly blends strains of Southern influence with those of the Bayou State, and the Delta.

        It is encouraging to see such an abundance of new blood carrying the blues forward from a region steeped in America’s music, and it’s history. This fine group of musicians bodes well for the blues, and emphatically affirms that Louisiana has no dearth of talent moving the blues into the future.

  • Buy the new CD Broken Chains at this link, or directly from Kernpratt65@gmail.com
    Sunday, May 31 2015

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  • NEW ALBUM IS OUT!
    Thursday, May 28 2015

    The new album 'BROKEN CHAINS' is available and ready to be ordered by credit card. For details on ordering contact us by email kernpratt65@gmail.com

  • Kern Pratt - New Album Announcement
    Thursday, April 02 2015

       Kern Pratt and special guest Denise Owen are beginning work on a new record with Techno-sound Studios in Baton Rouge, with award-winner David Hyde producing and multiple Grammy award winning Nelson Blanchard engineering for the album.  This will be David's fourth producing project this year.

       Kern Pratt will be recording lead guitar and lead vocals, with Denise Owen recording both lead and background vocals.  This will be Pratt's first solo album entitled 'Broken Chains'. Available Mid May. Official release date mid June TBA.

     

    I would like to thank special guests Blues Legend Kenny Neal, Eden Brent, Luc Borms, Wes Lee, Sam Brady, Denise Owen, Elaine Foster, David Hyde- Producer/ Bass/ horn arrangements, Bob Henderson, Lacy Blackledge, Chris Bellau, Nelson Blanchard Engineering/drums/keyboards.

  • Kern Pratt Inducted into Blues Walk of Fame
    Friday, March 27 2015

    Kern Pratt was Inducted at the Walnut St Blues Bar and would like to thank Alan Orlicek, Bo Reese Lindsey, Danny Peeples, Brad Jordan,Brenda Mitchell, John Anderson, Mike Dill, Jamie Dill Lindsey, Charlie Rickard, Donny Brown and everyone else instumental in this induction.. it truly is an honor. Thank you. kp

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