Blvd Park

Blvd Park

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandAmericanaBluegrass

Blvd Park is all heart, with talent and musicianship to boot. Haunting, raw, and edgy male vocals (Brian Ballentine), weave stories of drunken bar fights, nights in the desert; and the occasional lamentation of love's losses, while managing to ease their way into your confidence.
Swingin' bar tune sing-a-longs, heart-tugging love ballads, Blvd Park is foot stompin', body swaying, Americana/folk at its best.

Biography

Voted Top 5 out of over 200 Sacramento area bands in KCRA's 2010 A-List awards as well as being nominated for a Sacramento Area Music Award in the category of Most Outstanding Folk Band, Blvd Park is a beloved, homegrown kind of group.

Brian Ballentine is backed by sweet, near-constant harmonies, both female and male (Tekla Waterfield, Jarrett Mason and Timothy Conroy) with the frequent switching of back to lead (each member takes a turn or two as lead). Acoustic guitar, trumpet, double bass, banjo, snare drum, fiddle, melodica and fife complete the picture.

Blvd Park has been influenced by friends, family, life experiences, and many genres of music; in particular gypsy and folk.