The service region for the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy also includes Shreveport, which is a city with a recording past and which seems to be experiencing something of a musical rebirth since the opening of Brian and Brady Blade’s Blade Studios. Black Water Bride is one of Shreveport’s hot up-and-coming new bands, blending elements of country, rock, soul and other Louisiana music styles, and they were a natural opening act for our Recording Academy party at the Old Mint.
The Peppermints are a drill team and drum squad from Shreveport, Louisiana that since 1973 has been providing a wholesome recreational opportunity for young people in the Shreveport community. They are frequent participants in the Grambling Homecoming Parade.
Shreveport rap veteran KP, also known as K-Pistol, first came to prominence in early 2000 with the pioneering rap group N.H.C., who had gained a following with songs like “Lifeguard” and “Parking Lot Pimpin” from their debut album “Respect The Game.” The group eventually broke up, but KP has continued to record and occasionally release new material, more recently putting out Louisiana hits like “Put Your Hands On Me, Then” and “Ratchet Girl.” You can listen to some of KP’s music at http://www.reverbnation.com/kpakakpistol.