Jonathan Blake Salazar

Jonathan Blake Salazar

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

2008 OC Music Awards "Best Male Singer-Songwriter," 2009 So Cal Music Live "Best Male Artist," and winner for "Best Singer-Songwriter at the 2009 Malibu Music Awards, Jonathan Blake Salazar is not a performer you want to miss. Jonathan is now performing solo acoustic and with a full band.

Biography

Awards:

2009 Malibu Music Awards
-Winner for "Best Male Singer-Songwriter"

2009 So Cal Music Live Awards
-Winner for "Best Live Male Performer"

2008 Orange County Music Awards
-Winner for "Best Singer-Songwriter"
-Nominated for "Best Live Solo Acoustic"
-Nominated for "Best Live Acoustic Band"
-Nominated for "Best Song"

2008 LA Music Awards
-Nominated for "Best Male Singer-Songwriter"

2008 Independent Music World Series
-Semi-Finalist

2007 Orange County Music Awards
-Nominated for "Best Alternative"

2007 Inland Empire Music Awards
-Nominated for "Best Male Singer-Songwriter"

Jonathan Blake Salazar Biography
Described as Grammy worthy by LA and OC's most prominent players, Jonathan Blake Salazar is Southern California’s most talented emerging artist. Redefining the blues for 21st Century, he gains mass attention for his distinct Pop and Rock appeal. His exceeding skills as singer, songwriter and guitarist are destined to join the ranks of legends, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton.
Jonathan pioneers a new sound uniquely his own, fusing vibes reminiscent of the Delta with the edge of today’s California. His latest project, a three song EP recorded with Grammy winning Engineer and Producer Steve Churchyard has already started turning heads by earning Jonathan “Best Singer-Songwriter” at the 2009 Malibu Music Awards and “Best Male Artist” at the 2009 So Cal Music Live Awards. The wailing and soulful guitar on this project also caught the ear of Fender Guitars, earning Jonathan an endorsement. No plans of slowing down either as Jonathan is getting ready to head back into the studio with Steve Churchyard for the next project.
His rise in popularity deriving from his powerful performances, solo acoustic and full band, pack venues regularly throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. In 2008 he toured opening for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dave Mason and in October of 2009 he toured opening for Pepper. In 2008 he was also a featured artist on the TV programs "Daybreak OC" and "Open Mic TV."
The Journey
Jonathan Blake Salazar, of Orange County discovered his love for music at age twelve. A self-taught guitar player, he also secretly began writing music.
While music was very important to Jonathan, he was also heavily into athletics. Jonathan avidly played baseball and football throughout high school. He was a four year starting varsity pitcher for the baseball team and the starting varsity quarterback for the football team. He later went on to play college baseball. In a twist of fate—an injury to his shoulder forced an early end to his baseball career.
Jonathan returned to his first love of music and discovered he possessed vocal skills that equally matched his abilities as a guitar player and songwriter. He then went on to become a recording artist. When he isn’t recording music, playing live, smashing through deadly barrels at the Wedge, or bombing massive hills on his long board he is teaching music and guitar.

Lyrics

Wake Up Call

Written By: Jonathan Blake

I woke up last night
In the dark but yet
It was blindingly bright.
Almost too bright to see
The crooked path my mind moves through oh so swiftly.

Its 3a.m. and this is your wake up call.
I’m messin’ up real bad you know
I’m slippin’ I just might fall.

I’ve drawn on my face
With permanent marker that I can not erase.
I drew a smile just for you.
A smile that only I can see right through.

Its 3a.m. and this is your wake up call.
I’m messin’ up real bad you know
I’m slippin’ I just might fall.
As I run through that door
I swear I won’t look back anymore.

I’ve been sleep walkin’ sleep talkin’
My mind knows my life is rockin’
Back and forth like a ship tossed out at sea.
So I splash some water on my face and look up at the mirror
And hope that when I dry I can see a little bit clearer.

I woke up last night
In the dark but yet
It was blindingly bright.
Almost too bright to see
The crooked path my mind moves through oh so swiftly.

Its 3a.m. and this is your wake up, wake up, wake up.
I’m messin’ up real bad you know
I’m slippin’ I just might fall.
As I run through that door
I swear I won’t look back anymore.
It’s 3am and this is your wake up call.

End

Reflections

Written By: Jonathan Blake

Walkin’ through an old dusty town
With familiar houses but there’s no one around.
The halls are decked with photographs and memories

Oh I must be dreamin’ again.

Walkin’ through an old abandoned town
I can feel the ghosts peerin’ at me from all around.
As I look through these old picture frames
I catch my reflection and think

Man I have changed
Oh I must be dreamin’ again

If you catch me sleepin’ would you please wake me up
Because I might be dreamin’ and believe me I’ve had enough
To last a lifetime

Walkin’ through an old abandoned town
I can feel the ghosts peerin’ at me from all around.
As I look through these old picture frames
I catch my reflection and think

Man I have changed
Oh I must be dreamin’ again
I must be dreamin’ again

End

Novocain

Written By: Jonathan Blake

Comfort in nothing at all
Is better than the darkness when night falls
She turned away and said “I’m dying slow”
I told her to tell me something that I don’t know

Well shit gets hard when you feel you have to lie
Even harder when you feel it’s justified

I don’t know what to say
I’m better off this way
I’m better off blindfolded today
With novocain in my veins
It takes away the pain
It keeps me from going insane
I’m better off this way

A tear streamed down her beautiful face
And I felt no pain not even a trace
It’s the fifth time this week she has cried
That makes it the fifth time this week that I have died
Well shit gets hard when you feel you have to lie
Even harder when you feel it’s justified

I don’t know what to say
I’m better off this way
I’m better off blindfolded today
With novocain in my veins
It takes away the pain
It keeps me from going insane
I’m better off this way

The distance between fake and real
Is the distance between what you can and can’t feel
The cold that pumps through my veins
Is here to preserve these remains

I don’t know what to say
I’m better off this way
I’m better off blindfolded today
With novocain in my veins
It takes away the pain
It keeps me from going insane
I’m better off this way
I don’t know what to say
I’m better off this way
I’m better off blindfolded today
With Novocain, Novocain
Running through these ice cold bloodless veins
I’m better off this way

End

Discography

Debut Album "Wake Up Call" was released October 13, 2006.

Find it at:
- itunes
- Rhapsody
- Amazon.com
- CDBaby.com

Find Samples and other cool stuff at:
- www.myspace.com/jonathanblakemusic
- www.jonathan-blake.com
- www.purevolume.com/jonathanblake

You can hear some of my songs playing regularly on KHZ radio 1580 Los Angeles.

Set List

It depends on the length of the set and the venue.
I had a 30 minute set at The House of Blues Anaheim. This type of set I would do all originals.

1. Just Fine
2. Reflections
3. She Said
4. Wake Up Call
5. Novocain
6. Better Days

For an hour to an hour and a half set I would play originals and some covers. I would play some acoustic and some electric.

1. Just Fine
2. Reflections
3. She Said
4. Crazy by Gnarles Barkley
5. Wake Up Call
6. Old Love by Eric Clapton
7. Make Up Your Mind
8. Her Smile
9. This Love
10. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan on Electric Guitar
11. Little Wing by Jimmi Hendrix on Electric Guitar
12. Lenny by Stevie Ray Vaughan on Electric Guitar
13. Red House by Jimmi Hendrix on Electric Guitar
14. My Own Selfishness
15. Better Days
16. Novocain