Session Date: 1/5/16
Location: South Bay, Horsetooth Mountain Park, CO
Meet Derek Blake. Derek is the fifth generation of the Blake family to grow up in Steamboat Springs, CO. He has been posted up in Fort Collins for about four years where he has made quite a name for himself in the local scene. Derek has been pickin' his guitar in the scene for the better part of ten years. Though his solo career is his main focus, the list of bands he has been part of is impressive. This list includes local favorites such as Free Range Pickins, Mustard Licks, and Streamline Cannonball. Just before we headed into the hills to record this session, Derek returned from an extensive tour with (now) NY based Boneheart Flannigan. The tour included dates up into Montana, all through the Northwest and Southwest, and all the way up the East Coast. The pleasure was all mine when it came to recording these tunes. A great mix of good old fashioned story telling, bluegrass pickin', and gently beautiful melodies.
In Fort Collins, Derek can be seen playing around town, and occasionally running live sound at two local music hotspots, The Swing Station and Avogadro's Number. Additionally, Derek gets together to play with other Little House of Sound artists, Wolf Van Elfmand, and Mike McGraw. Currently, he is recording a solo album in the studio of local legends, Tallgrass.
Hope you enjoy his tunes as much as I do.