Blake’s eclectic style blends Soul and Brazilian elements into a sound that is upbeat and refreshing. Growing up in New Orleans' rich culture of jazz and funk gave him a soulful foundation that colors everything he does. Whether he's singing his original compositions, covering popular standards or interpreting Brazilian classics in Portuguese; the result is always inspirational. Influenced by artists like Bill Withers, Jorge Ben, EWF and Gilberto Gil, Blake's mission is to carry forward their craftsmanship into the 21st Century.
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 contagious, capturing a following of people from around the world.
He has co-authored songs with Brazilian soul/jazz singer, multi-instrumentalist, 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), to name a few.
Blake will be releasing some new singles in 2020.