Besides being a thrilling sideman and solo artist, Blake has been nominated twice for the Producer of Year Grammy. He discusses playing guitar with a producer’s ear.
Blake’s playing is steeped in traditional folk, blues, and ethnic music, but it’s seldom retro. He inevitably twists his influences into startling new configurations that feel simultaneously old and new, often employing slide and fretless guitar to stretch the boundaries of intonation and groove. His latest solo album is 'Mutable Set,' released just a few weeks ago.