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Robt Sarazin Blake – Recitative Album Release Feat. Noah Walker
March 26, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
$10 show only
$20 Show and CD
Robert Sarazin Blake’s new double album ‘Recitative’ was recorded in the Hudson Valley(NY) and features Amy Helm, Cindy Cashdollar, & Doug Weiss along with west coast soul singer Grace Love, saxophone/trumpeter Thomas Deakin, and Noah Walker on guitar. The album was finished and mixed by Marc L’Esperance at heavyosonic in Vancouver, BC.
I didn’t know I was searching for The Hudson Valley Sound until I stumbled inside it. Lee, Connor, Brandon and Will climbed on stage after my gig at The Falcon and I immediately knew I was hearing the sound of my new record. Dylan and The Band started it. Van Morrison came searching for it. Jimi Hendrix, John Sebastian, Paul Butterfield, Janis Joplin, Maria Muldaur and so many more made music in this valley where the drums, organ, horns and guitars all put the swirl around the rhymes.
It’s been 50 years but the sound lives on as a fundamental of American Music and the creators are still in the valley, splitting firewood and keeping an eye on the mailbox. A new generation is working in the tradition and I was lucky to get pulled into the swirl.
Twenty years into recording and writing, Blake celebrates his unusual songs forms, which land between spoken word, folk song & theatrical installation, with the title: ‘Recitative’.
Over 16 tracks Blake investigates Couples, US drone attacks, Work, Single Women, The Corner of Saturday Night, The Other End of Fck It, and The Rock & Roll Dream.
We are living in the shadow of a renaissance. Between the field recordings of the 1930’s and the 24-track 2” tape machines of the 1970’s, there is a mountain. We’re so deep in the shadow we’re still not sure when it crept in or how long it will last .
Some days we look back and try to climb, some days we look back defeated and some days we charge ahead in the darkness grasping, digging and laying down. Sometimes at night we bump into each other and the parties are usually pretty good.
The Immaculate Mules
Gloriously stubborn, The Immaculate Mules, despite their multi-manifestations of the past, are still present with a full length album and an affinity with the old part of town. The last rats of the alley, Nathan de Jager and Paul Kaszonyi, have crafted a nest of folk, country, and blues in the sewers and spit of a town within a state of change. With a gutter of vocal, the bend of guitar, and a pocket of rhythm The Immaculate Mules present a sonic text of the past with the whispers of the present.