The Kevin Prater Band - Electronic Press Kit
Kevin Prater has been a fixture in Bluegrass for many years. 2020 will mark the 40th Anniversary of Kevin Prater's musical Journey, that began at age seven. Kevin has entertained in 24 countries and 49 States. Kevin has a deep well knowledge and experience to pull from, having toured with many legends of Bluegrass. 2007 he formed The Kevin Prater Band and has never looked back. Currently in their 12th year leading The Kevin Prater Band, touring throughout the USA and Canada. In 2018 they release their fifth CD "All I Ever Wanted". That project quickly went to #21 and remained on the charts for nine months, to finish at #65 world wide of the top 200 on the world wide Roots Music Charts. The Kevin Prater Band will hit 2020, running fast and hard with an amazing line of tours, including two tours to Canada.
Completing the bands unique sound, in addition to Kevin Prater on Mandolin. Ryan Lester fills the Mandolin position, 18 year old Daniel Pugh is on Upright Bass, Jake Burrows takes care of Banjo / Dobro responsibilities. Every member of The Kevin Prater Band plays multiple instruments and contributes to the band vocally. In addition to Traditional Bluegrass, the band fancy's Classic Countr, Gospel and Grassed Up Vintage Rock. with over 6,000 songs in their catalog, including many original tunes, the band never uses a set list or ever knows what they will play before going on stage. Whatever happens to jump out of Kevin's amazing memory or possible fan request. No two shows of The Kevin Prater Band are ever the same.
In additon to their stage shows, the band members enjoy teaching many workshops annually at many bleugrass festivals. In recent years they have been in great demand for vocal Workshops, including Acapella style singing.
Dave Elliott promoter Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival:
"Kevin and his boys are one of the nicest , most talented bands I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They make my job easy. To my fellow promoters if you have not booked this band yet it is your loss"
"The Kevin Prater Band delivers "Pure Kentucky Bluegrass, with a taste of Classic Country, with a side of Grassed UP Vintage Rock and garnished with the Gospel".
Chipper Covington promoter Chicago Bluegrass Legends:
"Kevin Prater delivers coal-fired Bluegrass music!!!!"
Marty Scarbrough promoter Bluegrass Monday at the Collins Theater:
"Thank you for a wonderful show! It was so great to see you again. I highly recommend The Kevin Prater Band to anyone seeking a fun, entertaining, high-energy band. This group knows how to engage the audience with Bluegrass, gospel , classic country music as well as the occasional acoustic versions of rock and roll classics. I look forward to hosting you all again at Bluegrass Monday!"