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Portrait of songman07


About songman07

Decatur, GA

Blake Guthrie: Lou Reed with a better voice; Jonathan Richman without the sinus problem; Springsteen if he was from the South instead of Jersey.


"A renowned Atlanta artist still awaiting national acclaim, Guthrie regularly worked alongside now-famous John Mayer at a local nightclub while performing open mics on the side. With his second album of easy-going bar rock, Guthrie seems poised to gain far wider notice."

--Paste magazine, recommended DIY pick.

"Blake Guthrie is possessed of an affable presence and a knack for brisk, memorable compositions. On his most recent CD, 'Til I Reach the Light,' Guthrie and his band Getaway Car rev through a set of mostly traditional folk-rock punctuated by soaring guitar ("Threads"), social commentary ("Baby Come On Down") and regular-guy insight ("After the Ecstasy"). At his best, Guthrie imbues traditional themes and song structures with light humor and insistent hummability, as on 'Fallin' In Love (I'm No Fred Eaglesmith),' name-checking the idiosyncratic songwriter and unleashing a pure-pop singalong chorus without missing a beat."

--The Sunday Paper, Atlanta, GA.

"For those familiar with Guthrie's entertaining solo acoustic performances and off-kilter sense of humor, 'Til I Reach the Light' might be something of a revelation. The fuller arrangements add welcome dimensions to the attitude, slicing wit and melody that have been in his work all along. Some of his best tunes have an irascibility, bittersweetness and grit that give them a distinctively Southern tinge, like the live favorite 'Fallin' In Love (I'm No Fred Eaglesmith).'"

--Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"A troubadour with a subversive wit and a rocker's drive."

--Stomp and Stammer magazine


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