Crystal Thomas

rystal Thomas is a Shreveport-based songwriter, singer and trombonist who regularly performs around Louisiana. A performer of the blues and gospel, you can find her (if not in churches) at various clubs like Southern Soul Lounge and at the venerated Monday Night Blues Jam at Lee’s in Shreveport. In this episode of Confetti Park, Crystal shares a delightful story about how her desire to perform overcame her lack of musical know-how when she was just a child.

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T.K. Soul

Artist Biography by Mark Deming Contemporary soul singer T.K. Soul has built a loyal grassroots following for his music that mixes R&B traditions with modern-day attitude and hip-hop accents. T.K. Soul was born Terence Kimble in Winnfield, Louisiana on August 26, 1964. From a young age, Kimble had a keen ear for music, and soaked up the influences of soul, funk, and R&B artists ranging from Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, and Al Green to Maze, Rick James, and Prince. When he was ten years old, Kimble picked up a guitar, and discovered he could easily play it by ear. Before long, Kimble was also playing keyboards, drums, and bass,…

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Mocha Blue Blaze

Mocha Blue Blaze now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada but she was born in  Louisiana. She grew up submerged in the arts. After listening to “TheWatts Prophets,” a poetry group from Los Angeles, California, at the age of four this little girl knew she wanted to be a singer and a poet. In Elementary school, she began writing songs and poetry. In first grade, she began gifted art classes where she studied many mediums and visual arts. She would also produce shows for her family to celebrate numerous holidays. During her teenage…

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Blue Flame

Blue Flame Mega is a quintessential self-made american music icon. Mega was involved in urban street life, but he has become a popular public figure who has opened 1 of Los Angeles’s prominent independent record labels, Giving African American youth opportunities that they would otherwise never have had. Singles like “My Ambition” sets the tone for Blue Flame’s Power and his impact is felt nation-wide. Mega’s personal story unveils his unexpected connection to modern-day organized crime, law enforcement and popular culture from movies to Rap music and every day life…

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