A few years back, I saw Fiona Apple at the Ryman Auditorium, and an unknown to me guitarist opened the show. A one man show, just a man with a guitar, I was impressed with his guitar work. Then when Fiona took the stage, I noticed that Blake was her guitarist, and a damn fine one at that. Since then, I'd intended to delve into his work, but such is life and I forgot. A few days ago, I read a Rolling Stone interview with Eric Clapton who mentioned Blake as one fantastic guitarist, and then news of a new album reminded me of my fault. These two top notch songs are from his upcoming full length, Heigh Ho, out September 16th. I'm anxious to hear more from the man.
And, oh yeah, Fiona's show was spectacular too.