Robert Sarazin Blake

Robert Sarazin Blake

 Bellingham, Washington, USA
BandSpoken WordSinger/Songwriter

Singing, strumming, and writing songs of lost loves, bicycles, old hotels, politics and long hot drives, Blake has rambled coast to coast singing in basements, bars, backyards, and holding cells.

Biography

In 1997, Robert Sarazin Blake dropped out of college and hit the road.
The folk music of his father’s house had combined with the DIY punk ethos of the day and produced his first album- Another Irrelevant Year. On the heels of Richard Manning, Billy Bragg, and Ani Difranco, Blake’s 18-year-old release is an early document of the folk-punk movement.

He hasn’t stopped. Ten full length albums into his career, he’s continued to write pulling from folk roots, his travels, his contemporaries, and the quiet spot in the back of his mind. The writing has evolved, mellowing with experience and expanding with reference, but the essence of the work has remained the same-strong narratives solidly built on the folk foundation and fully in the immediacy of the now.

The touring and performing has become an art in itself. Performing 200 shows a year, Blake is a world class performer in a neighborhood venue. The show is a combination of songs and rambles landing somewhere between a concert and a theatrical instillation. The neighborhoods have been all over Ireland and the US and occasionally in Canada, Scotland, England, Norway, Denmark, Germany and France. The shows are booked, managed, and driven to by Blake- a one man cottage industry existing underneath and outside the main-streams of the music business.

Discography

Discography

Another Irrelevant Year , SameRoomRecords 1997
Humdinger Days and Humdinger Nights SameRoomRecords 2000
The High, Wide, & Handsome Band SameroomRecords 2000
A Crowd of Drunken Lovers SameRoomRecords 2001
Bellingham & Philadelphia
Art of the Underground 2003
Still Kissing Last Night’s Smoke Stained Lips
Art of The Underground 2004
The Beautiful and the Afternoon
Art of the Underground, 2007
The Air Your Lungs Forced Out SameRoomRecords 2008
A Long Series of Memorable Nights Forgotten
(The Belfast Sessions)
SameRoomRecords/DeadSlackString 2011
Put it All Down in a Letter SameRoomRecords 2011