Brokenmold Entertainment Presents
BLAKE DANIELS (full band)
w/ VAN PLATING
& special guests
doors 8pm – show 830
“His demos sound like other songwriters’ finished products, but Blake Daniels is truly just getting started. After bouncing around this side of the Rocky Mountains for a few years, the 28-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from St. Petersburg is ready to share more of himself with listeners.” – Creative Loafing Tampa
Blake Daniels is a songwriter and musician based out of St. Petersburg Florida. His multi-faceted style of indie rock is reminiscent of Elliott Smith, the Kinks, and Harry Nilsson. With an 11 song LP due this Summer, Daniels and his five-piece band are ready to showcase their unique sound to listeners here and abroad.
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“A little song to keep us unafraid.”
This line from Wendell Berry is tattooed on Van Plating’s right forearm. A critically acclaimed indie Americana artist and multi-instrumentalist, Van Plating has a rugged vulnerability uniquely hers –– fermented in the orange groves and hot verdant summers of the sunshine state.
She sang before she could talk but didn’t pick up a guitar until she was in her 20s, much like the writer/punk rock poet laureate (and one of her greatest inspirations), Patti Smith. Van Plating started her professional career in music as a child, a classically trained violinist performing from the time she was five years old. Van spent her childhood immersed in bluegrass, gospel, rock-n-roll, and classical music –– simultaneously learning her scales and arpeggios during the week ear-led improvisation on the weekends sitting in with her grandad and his veteran band of eight brothers, all accomplished bluegrass pickers and singers. Her father was a rock-n-roll singer/guitarist with his own band in the 70s. Her mother played hymns and gospel piano.