Brian Blake

Active in music for more than 25 years, Brian Blake is a North Mississippi-based performing songwriter who writes heartfelt and thought-provoking folk, Americana, and roots music. In 2021 he was named Songwriter of the Year by the Memphis Songwriters Association for his song “Move on J.D.” The song is featured on his debut album, Book of Life, which was produced by Walt Wilkins in Austin, Texas and released in November of 2022. Garnering national and international acclaim, Book of Life reached #1 on Roots Music Report (Jan. 2023), #2 on the Folk Alliance International DJ Chart (Nov. 2022), #18 on the EuroAmericana Chart (Dec. 2022). It was featured on several year-end “best of” lists, including Editor’s Pick for #3 album of 2022 on Americana Highways.

Along with songwriting, which has been his top musical priority in recent years, Brian has performed since the mid-1990s when he first picked up the guitar at the age of 13. By 17, he was turning heads and regularly playing the blues with musicians 20 to 30 years his senior on Beale Street in Memphis. Currently, Brian can be found performing in a variety of settings ranging from house concerts and listening rooms to performing arts theaters and festivals. He performs and tours regularly in Mississippi and Tennessee, as well as throughout the southeast and in Texas. Brian is available to perform as a solo artist and with accompanying musicians.