2 Shreveport natives earn Grammys

And Homer native Bobby Rush claims the Grammy for best traditional blues album

2 Shreveport natives earn Grammys
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Grammy Awards were presented Sunday night to two artists with roots in Shreveport.

The Grammy for best jazz instrumental album was earned by Shreveport native Brian Blade for his work with Philadelphia native Christian McBride and the late Chick Corea on the live album “Trilogy 2″.

The award for best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella went to jazz pianist and composer John Beasley, who also is a Shreveport native, for “Donna Lee.”

And Homer native Bobby Rush claimed the Grammy for best traditional blues album for his “Rawer Than Raw.”

I could say something like “we” won this Grammy, and considering this album was officially released as a cooperative and...

Posted by Christian McBride on Sunday, March 14, 2021

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