Blake Johnston

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About Blake Johnston

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. When I was a boy my pops was learning to play bass. He would play none of the traditional ways, but just slap and pop, and make the sounds he wanted. I thought everything he did was cool, so I started asking him if I could try to play his bass. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Budgie, Panty Soakers 5 Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Tales from the Acoustic Planet D'Angelo and The Vanguard, Black Messiah Each one of these projects has exceptional musicality. I love the feeling and dynamics of all these projects. I'm a sucker for southern elements. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “Reptile” I love Reptile because it has smooth, beautiful guitars, a thick kick, & glamorous low end. It's all painted over with layers of soft vocal melodies, reverbs, & bright textures. The topic & feels in this song can be heard in most of my other music. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? I would love to piece together a band and play a tour of my music.

Newport News, VA, United States
August 16, 1990

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