Releasing his first body of work in 1997, Robert Sarazin Blake has since recorded another 10 full length albums and sold over 10,000 of them from his suitcase. Further proving that he is a one man cottage industry existing underneath and outside the main-streams of the music business, Blake has grown into a world class performer, playing over 200 shows a year.
The Bellingham, Washington native sites Bob Dylan, John Prine, Shel Silverstein and Christy Moore among his influences and inspirations.
“Blake took the stage with a power and intensity that left me feeling that I had just witnessed Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, and a proton bomb all combined into one.” – Peter Winter, All The Day Sounds
“Blake spins classic melodies with warm tones and captivating narratives that perfectly represent the folk genre.” – S. Marx, Record Department Music Reviews
See Robert’s website here.
Feedback from Robert’s February 2015 Tour of Ireland:
‘At Folk Club Blake channelled the troubadours of old. His wonderful showmanship combined with a musically complex performance to make a great gig for everyone present’ – Jonny Tennant, Folk Club, Whelans, Dublin
“F**king amazing!” – Dale Barber, The Swagman, Sligo
“Robert Sarazin Blake is entertainment personified! Oozing wit, charm and songmanship wrapped up in layers of class melodies and lifes observations. Thomas Deakin buzzes his trumpet like a joyous bee floating in and around Thomas’ tones. A class act. A must hear!” – Joe O’Leary, Levis’ Corner House, Ballydehob
“Robert Sarazin Blake and Thomas Deakin played a set at the Bru Bar & Hostel in Cork City, and absolutely blew the place away, with a great combination of charming story telling, and a folk-tinged groovy energy, that simultaneously captivated and electrified the crowd. By the end of the night (and from atop the bar!), these two absolutely brought the house down, and we cannot wait for them
to come back and play again… Many thanks lads!” – Michael Cuddihy, Bru Bar
“Robert Sarazin Blake and co went down a storm here at Sweeney’s bar. Great music and engagement with a delighted audience, we’ll be sure to host them again sometime. Don’t miss him if you get the opportunity.” – Jenny Guerin, Sweeney’s Bar, Dublin