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Drew Michael Blake

Artist/Songwriter & Digital Media Specialist
Greater Nashville Area, TN
"Aren't you gonna play a song?" I was 8 years old and standing in the middle of a third grade classroom, dressed in white with my dad's guitar slung around my neck and no idea how to play it. That year I had become obsessed with the entry for Rock and Roll in the encyclopedia program on our family computer. There were a few 20 second song samples and I made lists to figure out in what order I liked to hear them best. There were songs from Soundgarden and David Bowie, Elvis Costello and Little Richard. But my favorite, and the reason I was standing in that classroom with a fake mustache cut in two and pasted to my cheeks was Elvis Presley. I knew no greater feeling and no more transcendent freedom than when I heard the magic in the opening bars of 'Heartbreak Hotel’. So, when we had a wax museum day at school where any kid who wanted to could dress up as their hero, I knew exactly who I wanted to be.

Being a singer-songwriter and artist in the 21st century is a great path for someone with insatiable curiosity and a demonstrated belief that I can excel across disciplines. With a background in web programming, a keen business sense, a lifelong passion for music and songwriting, and an eye for opportunity, I am a unicorn. Or maybe a centaur.
Saturday, May 4
 

12:00pm

 
Sunday, May 5
 

8:00am

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Monday, May 6
 

8:00am

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Tuesday, May 7
 

9:15am

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1:45pm

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Wednesday, May 8
 

9:00am

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