Blake is a consummate musician: a session drummer, music producer, bandleader, educator, and author who is dedicated to creating great music. He has performed on 500+ songs in the studio, performs 50+ shows a year, and works with many talented artists, bands, singers, songwriters, and producers including some of today’s biggest stars.
From 2007-2015 Blake co-founded and co-managed a successful team of twelve top session musicians, The Backliners. In 2014 Blake founded a high-end drum recording & teaching facility, Unleashed Drum Studio. In 2016 Blake co-founded and co-manages a high-end collective of 50+ popular session musicians, the LA Session Group.
Blake has helped countless drummers of all abilities improve their musicality through his inspirational private lessons, the four Drumset Method Books he has written, and his original Play-Along Compositions. You can read a recent interview with Blake HERE.
Manufacturer Endorsements/Direct Relationships
Vic Firth (Drumsticks, Mallets, Brushes); Drum Workshop (Drums, Hardware, Pedals); Remo (Drum Heads); A&F Drum Co (Drums); Avid Pro Tools (Recording Software); MakeMusic (Finale Notation Software); Humes & Berg (Drum Cases/Bags); Ultimate Ears (Custom In-Ear Monitors); Sennheiser (Microphones, Mixing Headphones & Amps); Guitar Center, PRO Division; Mogami (Cables)
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