Cameron Blake – Fear Not

“I wanted to tackle fear. I wanted to explain it to my children with words and music that they could feel now and grow to understand later. I opened up stories of the past as they informed the future. Fear is still a powerful tool being used to either save or to tear down.” – Cameron Blake

Fear Not, the album from which this title track is taken, draws from Blake’s experiences both musically and personally. Originally a violinist, he received a Masters degree in performance from the Peabody Institute of Music in 2007. After a near breakdown from the rigors of his Conservatory training, Blake found a new freedom of expression in songwriting and was inspired by the great 60’s folk troubadours. He also found a home in the Baltimore arts scene making music that was reflective of the city’s quirky mix of Southern hospitality, ‘Hon’ culture and the inescapable confrontation of systemic poverty. He put his ear to the ground and honed his ability to tell a good story; once sleeping outside with the homeless, sitting next to John Waters in a dive bar and belting away in a storefront church into the early hours of the morning.

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