Blake’s unpretentious, naked narrative lays New Orleans and Brazilian rhythms as a backdrop for candid reflections and celebrations of working class life and love, reminiscent of Bill Withers. With 30 years of songwriting and performing and a wealth of material, Blake’s signature sound is unique and seasoned. In live performance his energy is fresh, upbeat, and contagious, capturing a following of progressive, worldly adults age 25- 55.
His lyrics have been recorded by Brazilian soul/jazz singer, Ed Motta – Suddenly You (Universal Music) and Gifts and Sorrows (Trama).
He’s played Tipitina’s, Zinc Bar (NY), SOB’s (NY), Nells (NY), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Fiesta Latina, Brown Sugar Club – Bangkok Thailand, Candeal - Salvador Bahia, Brazil (with Carlinos Brown and Timbalada).