“What's music to me? Music is how I deal with pain... it's the only way that I know. We're all hurting and searching for peace in one way or another, and this is mine.”
— Blake Hassebrock
the man behind the music
Blake Hassebrock is a singer/songwriter and folk-soul artist. He was born in Colorado, raised in the Carolinas, and now resides in Phoenix, AZ. Blake has been creating music from an early age and each of his songs are inspired by a story, event, or chapter of his life. As a former professional baseball player, journeyman, and current adventurer, the songs Blake continues to write and perform are his articulation of the world around him. These songs have served as his home on the road, and the possibility that they may fulfill the same purpose for others is what inspires him to create.
Blake has been compared by critics to artists such as Ray Lamontagne, Jack Johnson, and Damien Rice. These comparisons stem from his reflective, timeless writing style and soulful performance energy.
Blake has been featured on Arizona State University Radio, and in events such as the Christmas for Kids Tour, Nashville, TN (with Chris Stapleton and various other artists), Sing for the Smokies at The Sutler Saloon, Nashville, TN (performing alongside Bridgette Tatum, Keith Burns, Joi Scott, and Angela Oliver), The annual MCC Festival of the Arts Mesa, AZ, and the annual "Save Them All" festival, Chandler, AZ, among others.
Blake is currently recording his first professional project. The album will be aptly named "Souls for Sail" with a release date coming soon.