MP3 Blake Easter - Between Us
It is hard to find a new way to speak timeless truths, especially in a culture that has heard it all, and remains skeptical. Blake Easter has found a way. He communicates the good news in a prophetic way without sacrificing creative expression.
11 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, ROCK: Acoustic
Blake Easter, hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is surfacing with a sound as big as his heart. Backed by Florida based Intervol Records, Blake''s debut album, Between Us, is about to make a soulful statement to the world. Two years in the making, the newly released album is an honest and brave expression of Blake''s relationship with God. With lyrics declaring "I''ll crawl across the ground to You...whatever You choose" and "It''s strange how you move me...this joy that fills me is a reality...You''re my everything". In "You are Here", struggling to understand his creator and teacher, Blake cries out "How do I tell of things unseen...how do I describe perfection...please give me your direction". In the end Blake delivers powerful songwriting through the title track "Between Us" revealing "When all I want is freedom...to see Your Kingdom come...I believe the distance between us isn''t so far."
Like many young men from the Midwest of America, Blake comes from a long line of musicians. "I''m pretty sure she still plays her Strat" says Blake of his 80 year old grandmother. "It must be in the blood because I really can''t stand to be doing anything else!" Along with his family''s gospel influence, Blake''s musical styling, rooted in rock with a strong acoustic undertone, is a union of 70''s classic rock, the Seattle explosion of the 90''s, and modern college worship movements such as Passion. "I''m truly more influenced by individual songs than any combination of artists or the images they convey".
Seeking to bring audiences a movement of authentic worship and expression, Blake will set out on a year long tour in support of Between Us. Nick Eberhard, protégé of finger picking virtuoso Tim Sparks will accompany Blake on lead guitar. Completing the lineup is Nashville based Peter Carlson on bass guitar and Chris Barber on drums. The songs, will captivate hearts, allow God''s Spirit to move, and leave listeners aware of the distance between us.