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2004 SB Magazine Award!

For the third year in a row, the readers of SB MAGAZINE have voted
the HARMON DREW SUPER GROUP as Shreveport-Bossier's FAVORITE LOCAL BAND (2003-2004).

For the second year, KEN CARDINO, the H. D. Super Group's lead guitar picker, was selected in the same poll as Shreveport-Bossier's MOST TALENTED MUSICIAN. These awards are very much appreciated, and we thank our fans for voting us these honors.

From Deduct Box
Friday June 21, 2002 11:51 AM


It strikes us there's something peculiarly Looziana about an appeals court judge fronting a fourteen-piece show band with two leggy blonde chic singers.

Yeah, yeah, we've had a hillbilly singer for a governor, and NO's got the crooning DA, but we're talking Shreveport-Bossier here, for chrissakes. This is a bar band, fronted by an elected judge, in Bible Belt country.

We've been aware of Harmon's -- ah, the judge's -- musical bent for some time, but we've never actually been favored with the up-close, live and in person Super Group experience. A prominent influence peddler assures us they're "excellent!" (But he's an influence peddler. That's what he's supposed to say.) And one of the Capitol's ink-stained types says Harmon's been jamming since his Kappa Sig days at LSU (where he fratboy'd up with a current candidate for guv and a former state treasurer, amongst others).

What does this have to do with anything? Jim Leggett and Babs Zimmerman recently sent along the Super Group's "Still Kickin' " CD, on which they cover "Brown Eyed Girl," "Mustang Sally," "Brickhouse," etc. There's also an extra six minutes of video.

If you check with someone at Contact Harmon Drew, you might could get your own copy. Or book them yourself. Or check them out at Strictly Looziana!


Some Proud Engagements over the last 30 years!

1. Louisiana State Bar Association
2. Louisiana D.A.'s Association
3. The Mississippi Bar, Alabama Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, & Arkansas Bar Association
4. LSU Law School Alumni "Battle of the Bands"
5. Louisiana State Medical Society; Louisiana Association of Assessors
6. Louisiana Association of Architects; Louisiana Association of District Court Clerks
7. Louisiana City Court Clerks' Beach Party, Destin, Florida
8. 350 Wedding Receptions in eleven states
9. FloraBama; King Ranch; Texas Children's Hospital Benefit, Houston, TX
10. Opened for THE TEMPTATIONS - Montgomery, Alabama JUBILEE
11. Blount Family Reunion - Union Springs, Alabama
14. Baton Rouge Elephant Stomp; Baton Rouge Donkey Romp (Legislative Parties)
15. NW Louisiana Chamber Party for the Legislature
16. Louisiana  District Judges' Association - Spring Party
17. Kappa Delta Formal - Louisiana Tech
18. Louisiana State Troopers' Association
19. Hotel Bentley, Best Western and Bistro on the Bayou - Alexandria
20. Davison Wedding in Ruston; backed up Aaron Neville
21. Jackson, MS and San Angelo, TX - Same weekend - Think about it.
22. Governor's Legislative Reception; Several U.S. Senator Johnston Receptions
23. Mardi Gras Krewes: Gemini, Justinian, Allegro, Mercury, Baccus, Boogaloo, Sabine, Dionysus, Kingfish, Achilles, and Aeschlepius
24. Cane Bangers' Dance Club - Selma, Alabama
25. Sunset Serenade - Seaside, Florida
26. One week "Ship of Fools" Caribbean Cruise - November, 2001
27. Casinos: Isle of Capri, Horseshoe, Casino Magic, Boomtown, all in Shreveport-Bossier
28. Christus Schumpert Christmas Party - Shreveport
29. Dr. Ronnie Woods Christmas Party - Monroe 
30. Natchitoches Christmas Festival
31. ABA Convention - Louisiana Superdome
32. Louisiana Police Chiefs' Association
33. Hibernia Independence Bowl Party
34. American Red Cross, Shreveport
35. Lafayette Cajundome
36. First event at the Bossier City CenturyTel Center
37. Loyola-Jesuit (Shreveport) 100th Birthday Party


Dear Harmon,

Dear Harmon Drew Band,
Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so memorable. You guys were fantastic and we are still hearing from everyone about how much fun they had dancing to your GREAT music. We truly appreciate all you did. Sincerely,
Jessica and Anthony S., Tyler, Texas, July 2009

Many thanks for the great performance.  Please put me down for next year. My best, JFH

  "WOW" - "Over-the-top" - "Incredible" - - - these are only a few words to describe you and your band! We appreciate the time you put into learning our special songs, and we were thrilled that you allowed our son to get up and perform with your talented group. We will always treasure the important part you played in our journey. Please thank the band for us.  

A mother of the bride

  It couldn't have been better! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I felt like I was in college again, and the younger crowd enjoyed the music as much or more than we did. Your band made the wedding. I almost wish I had another daughter (well maybe not.) When we recover, maybe we'll just have you play at a party. Thanks again! 


  We have survived our Feb 24th wedding and wanted to THANK YOU and your band members for a wonderful, fun evening.  Our friends and family had a blast at our wedding reception and are still talking about the wonderful  band!!  Thank you for a tremendous evening and memories we will have forever! 

Shelby Alford Smith

  I just wanted to express a HUGE "THANK YOU" to you and your Super Group.  My wedding reception was an amazing evening, and we've had SO MANY compliments on your band. We appreciate how personable you made the evening with the call-outs, requests, announcements.  THANK YOU SO MUCH. 

Lauren B.

  Wanted to thank you for everything last night. You and your band were GREAT, as always! I hope that you get some gigs from this. Please tell your band members that I appreciate them all. I think we did ok, especially for it being our first time to do something like this. I like doing things "out of the box". Let's do it again!

Danny Fogger, The Strand

  What a wonderful time we had!!!!!! I think we all thought we were about 30 years younger Saturday night! Haven't had that much fun in years. We all still agree you are the BEST BAND IN TOWN! Thanks for making the night so much fun and allowing all of us the feel young once again. Yes… maybe was a wedding for our daughter but it is still our PARTY!!!! Thanks a million for all your help and wonderful music. Hugs to all and hope to hear you again soon.

Nan S.

  You are so awesome. I am looking forward to NYE as well. Thanks to all of you for making that event so special.  EVERYONE LOVED YOU!!

Leigh Polanski
Marketing Manager
Sam's Town Shreveport  Hotel & Casino

  The Harmon Drew Super Group did a superb job at the wedding of my daughter, Emily, Saturday, August 20, 2005. The sound, singing and song selections were outstanding. People danced the entire night and did not want to go home. I heard comments from numerous people that "This was the best dance band I have heard," "This was the best wedding reception I have ever attended," and "This was the best dance in a long time." Thank you for being a significant part of a very memorable event and evening.

Very truly yours,

Sam N. Gregorio

  Please express out thanks to your group! You did the same awesome job for Laura's wedding. And the Memphis contingency had a great time! Based on the wedding video, everyone had fun. I somehow got caught on the other side for a while. So Ioved seeing the the fun I had missed. Ha!

Thanks again for making the Williamson girls' wedding receptions fun!

Sandra and Bob Williamson

  Great job!  Best music and dancing of the summer. Everyone had a fabulous time.

We're now Super Group fans! How can we find out when and where you play?

Thanks so much for a great evening.

Thad Waters

  It was wonderful!!! Everyone is raving about our band. You already have so many fans in Montgomery. You made a very special night even more special. Doesn't it scare you that you have to live forever to
be around for that next generation of Seales!! I guess you noticed they already have rhythm!

Spud and I feel very blessed to have all married, happy and healthy and to have the four precious grands. Let's keep in touch and I will look at your web site from time to time to see if you will be
anywhere in the area. We would love to visit.

Thank you, Harmon----you are the best!!!

Love, Nancy

  The wedding went well. The reception and dinner preceded handsomely.

Then you sat down at the piano.

And the place exploded. 

Never in my long and adventuresome life have I seen so many folks from ages 6 to 80 have so much fun on a dance floor. It was an evening I will cherish forever. 

You are more than a fine customer. You and your group are a remarkable collection of very gifted musicians. 

Thank you. 

Jim Elliot

  Your band was a huge success at the Preview Gala for Trends and Traditions. Thank you so much for playing at the event. Everyone enjoyed the music! The Harmon Drew Super Group definitely added a great touch to the party. My co-chair Kelly Gosslee and I appreciate everything. You were certainly easy to work with!

We will give you a grand review when planning for next year. Again, thank you for helping make the gala a success!

Susan W. Snyder

  Thanks so much for making the wedding reception such a success. Everyone has told us that it was the most fun wedding ever and that you all were the best band they have ever heard. Thanks for helping us show these Texas people how to have a good time!  I think we have set a precedent! 

I just hope you are available when our other daughter gets married, which will probably be within the next year. I guess since she caught the bouquet and he caught the garter (after three attempts) it must be inevitable. 

The songs are still the same, but you make them sound better than ever. And we loved the horns and vocalists. 

See you in November at Lauren Wray's wedding.
Mary Leah

  Just a note to say "Thank you" for a wonderful evening at Cypress Bend for my birthday party on June 21. To say that the band was great is quite an understatement - You all were awesome!

There were a number of people there from south Louisiana who had never heard your group before and they were most impressed. Of course, those from north Louisiana already knew how great you were - and they, too, were most complimentary - declaring how super your performance was! Of course, I knew it would be.

Also, I want to thank you for making my party so personal; my family greatly appreciated this, and I especially appreciate the attention you gave my grandson, Duncan. He had a great time!! Renee also enjoyed singing with your group (don't you want to take her on the road with you??). Renee has a picture of you that is quite good and says she will send it to you.

Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Maybe we can do it again for my 75th birthday!

Phyllis Murdock

  Congratulations! on the Harmon Drew Super Group being inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. This group has put Minden on the map for many years and we appreciate all of the positive publicity. You have served as a goodwill ambassador for Minden, as well as a positive role model for our young citizens through your music. I hope your future with the Harmon Drew Super Group will be full of many more years of excitement and gratifying moments.

Again, congratulations on this very deserving honor.

Yours truly,
Bill Robertson
Mayor - City of Minden

  I cannot express enough "thank yous" to you and your band. Everyone at the wedding was really carried away with the music.

Jerry and I think the wedding was absolutely perfect and you were such a big part of it. There isn't a thing we would change.

Christi and Fred went to Spain with a layover in London. She called me at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning from London to say thank you again. She said it was the wedding of her dreams. That is what makes it all worth while.

Thank you for making the trip to Tyler and for everything. We really appreciate it.

Thanks again.

  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. The music was great and your band is always so much fun. Obviously, a good time was had by all.

Thanks for being a part of such a fun evening. Charlotte was absolutely thrilled with her wedding reception - especially the band!

From a Happy Mama!

  September 13, 2002

I am a little late in writing this letter to you, but my husband and I want to thank you for your great performance and your impeccable professionalism as leader of the Harmon Drew Super Group. We so enjoyed having you play at our daughter Emily's wedding reception. Emily had decided early on that it was very important to her to have a great band. When we told her we knew you from our seventies medical school dances, she was hooked! From our first communication with you, to our last, you and your band members were everything we expected in entertainment!... Thank you for a job well-done. You did everything exactly as you stated. It's so rewarding to do business with honorable and professional people. Everyone told us how much they enjoyed "the band" and we could tell by all of our guests who danced that they were enjoying your music immensely!

We wish you continued success as one of the premier bands of NW Louisiana, and I am sure you are booked for many months to come. We would highly recommend you to anyone who can afford you!!!

Thank you again for making Emily's and Stephen's reception a memorable event. Except for the A.C. not working, it was an otherwise perfect evening!

  We got back from our honeymoon late last night. We had a blast in Aruba. We have the best wedding memories. Y'all did a fabulous job. I could not have asked for more! Thanks so much. I hope that I get to hear y'all again in the near future.

Mimi - Rubin Wedding

  Hello to the great folks of Louisiana!

Just wanted you all to know how much we enjoyed the great entertainment & colorful folks on the recent cruise ship, Inspiration. I have ordered your cd & look forward to receiving it. Your music really brought back a lot of memories for my husband & I & just made the cruise unforgettable! Anytime your are the in the Tarheel State, please get in touch!! You guys are sensational!!!

Best of luck to all of you.
McCrimmons from North Carolina

  Thanks for the kind words. Your music was everything we wanted and more. You made quite an impression on our family and friends. You and your SUPER GROUP made the evening. Hope to see you soon.

Sincere thanks from all of us,
Ben & family - Dallas Wedding

  We recently heard your group play at the Storms/James wedding and we loved your music. We were so disappointed that you have a prior engagement on June 2nd. We are getting married and didn't think we needed a band till we heard y'all play. Do you have any recommendations of other bands that play your kind of music? We would appreciate any suggestions. Y'all were great!

Ms. Walker

  Thought you might like these pictures from the Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras. You all were GREAT! By far, the best Ball ever.

  We would like to thank you and the rest of your band for playing at our wedding reception. Y'all are wonderful! Everyone had such a great time. We have enjoyed watching our video of the reception. Everyone was dancing and singing with the music. One of my biggest concerns about the reception was that not enough people would dance. I wanted everyone on the dance floor and because of the Harmon Drew band, they were!

Thank you for letting my uncle sing with the band. That was so much fun! Thanks again for helping to make it a night that we will never forget!

  I just wanted to properly thank you for the wonderful music on Saturday. Also, thanks for being so patient with my daughter Mimi. Again, you added joy to our already joyous day.

  Thank you and your group for being a part of Catherine's wedding and providing excellent music for the occasion. Barbara and I wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season!

  I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your recent show at the Isle of Capri on July 15. As a former member of the Country Connection band and the White Sands band, I can really appreciate good music. You and your band definitely play good music. I am full blooded country, but I really enjoyed the old rock n roll and the other variety you did. I am looking forward to seeing you again. Keep up the good work!
Marty Fletcher

  You guys were great Saturday! Probably as a result of my brother's absence. You have a zillion people on stage, I saw no slackers. 



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