Greg Blake Brings His Rich Appalachian Sound to Turnberry Records
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Singer/Songwriter Greg Blake Brings His Rich Appalachian Sound to Turnberry Records
August 19, 2020 — Turnberry Records — a Division of The Bluegrass Standard Magazine, headquartered in Rancho Mirage, Calif. — is excited to announce a new relationship with Greg Blake. The guitarist and singer/songwriter has signed on for a two-record deal with the fast-growing record label primarily representing bluegrass, country and Americana artists.
“I’m really honored and humbled to be invited to join the Turnberry team,” Blake said.
Twice-nominated for SPBGMA’s “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year” category and a five-time winner as SPBGMA’s “Guitarist of the Year,” Blake — a former minister — is known not only for his solo work, but for his work with Jeff and Tristan Scroggins as a member of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. Blake also has under his belt a win in the Kansas State Flatpicking Championship.
He is pleased to be working with label owner and publisher Keith Barnacastle and Turnberry Vice-President of Records, Jeff Brown.
“I really like what Keith has done with the Bluegrass Standard,” Blake said, “and I’m excited to be on the ground floor with him and my good friend Jeff Brown in building a record label that will be influential in the bluegrass and roots music community at this present time and for years to come.”
Blake said it means a lot to him that Turnberry has essentially said, “I believe in you and your music, and I want to see you develop to your fullest potential. That’s a good foundation for a successful partnership.”
Blake said the first record he releases with Turnberry will be a solo recording, and the one following, with his new band. As of now, no exact date is set for the first release. This will be Blake’s second album; his debut solo recording was “Songs of Heart and Home,” released in 2015.
“The first will be all-new originals, mostly written or co-written by me, or at the least, never recorded before,” Blake explained. “The other project will feature my new Midwest-based band out of Kansas City, Greg Blake and Hometown.”
“The solo project will be a mixture of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and traditional country music, whereas the Hometown CD will be straight-ahead, traditional bluegrass,” he added.
Turnberry Records is pleased to welcome this talented musician who appeals to bluegrass, folk, country and gospel fans. A true voice of Appalachian music, Blake is expected to be a successful addition to the Turnberry Records growing roster of recording artists. For more information on Greg Blake or on Turnberry Records, visit Thebluegrassstandard.com.