BLAKE TEDDER

BLAKE TEDDER

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Blake is a versatile entertainer. With a tight repetoire of songs of his own--some insightful, some hilarious, some full of plain ol' folky goodness--and an extensive arsenal of covers. Blake knows how to catch a crowd with his witty yet quite often very deep lyrics and his "positive" presence.

Biography

Blake is a young songwriter influenced by the greats. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jerry Garcia, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan, and Roger Waters have all been topics of his musical study. Not only does he cite the greats and their influence as a part of his own music, he has independently studied each in depth through countless afternoons in the deserted UNC music library and through ball-busting late night noodling.

A determined soul, Blake wants nothing more than to bring the greatest music ever written back to the attention of the world. Through his own songwriting blooming from his tragic turned triumphant plane-crash survival story and affable presence, he stresses the importance of the ever impressionable moment and the greatness of life.

Lyrics

The Redemption

Written By: Blake Tedder

Gonna find solidarity
Gonna find solidarity
Between my heart and my soul
I’m gonna turn my face into the sun
And walk a mile in my shoes for onece
And I won’tlet nothin’ or nobody
Stand in my way
Or lead me astray
Because I am free

I am free. I am free. I am free!
To be what I want to be.
Nothing’s gonna hold me down

I need no crutch. I need no chains
To sustain or restrain
I take the pain as it comes
For long I’ve humbled my weary bones
And fought my battles on my own
But now the war is won

Gonna find solidarity
Gonna find solidarity
Between my heart and my soul
I’m gonna turn my face into the sun
And walk a mile in my shoes for onece
And I won’tlet nothin’ or nobody
Stand in my way
Or lead me astray
Because I am free
I am free. I am free. I am free!
To be what I want to be.
Nothing’s gonna hold me down

Subliminal Criminals

Written By: Blake Tedder

I know what I've seen and it seems real to me
I can feel it inmy dreams, it's seeping at the seams

And your dark psychology cannot work on me
Whoa you subliminal criminals

Don't tell me to ingest it, don't tell me to invest it
Don't you make me try it, fo sho I will not buy it
Don't tell me I must have it for you can't create a habit in me
Don't tell me that I need it for my mind I have freed it

refrain

Quick hallucinations sponsored by donations
then they make regulations and suppress all deviations
It's on your TV screen straight from Washington, DC
It's all about control but my mind is my own

refrain

She Is The Night

Written By: Blake Tedder

This old rocking chair doesn’t move anymore
It has settled into the grooves in my floor
I remember when I once held you
Much more level then were my rocking chair’s grooves

She___ is the night___
May she breach my defenses
Mother of the sky____
Weave my dreams
Into the fabric of your life

These old photographs, I wish they knew the truth
They sadden me and make me laugh. But won’t picture me with you
I can’t capture you like I’ve done in the past
But all I want is proof in a photograph

refrain

This old guitar used to ring your name
But I can’t hear a thing for the weathervane
As summer winds bring you back, down my drive
These old guitar strings come alive

refrain

Discography

<<< "To Be a Beatle" >>>
- a demo album produced in his Chapel Hill studio (Rosemont Studios)... where he used all overdubs to create a intimate and profesional fluid recording....

**Download or stream it by following this link (http://www.archive.org/details/tedder2007.2.15)

<<< 1st Purefoy Jam Session >>>
- with the members of his new band on their first collaboration... informal and lo-fi recording - fun listen!

**Download or stream it by follwing this link (http://www.archive.org/details/tedder2007.1.28)

<<< Live @ Java Mott's >>>
- an intimate coffee shop show in his hometown from february 2006. this was a first-run for many of these songs and his new Martin HD-35.

**Download or stream itit by following this link (http://www.archive.org/details/tedder2006-02-04.flac16)

Set List

refer to the covers page on the official website (http://www.blaketedder.com/covers.htm/) -- too many to list.

blake typically does two different shows, but certainly can combine the two. The first is a showcase of original material in a "story-teller" fashion. The other is made for bars and parties, where Blake has been known to continuously play for 3 to 4 to even 5 hours of cover song after cover song. By having a large repetoire of songs to choose from, Blake can adapt to many different situations depending on the place and the crowd.