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PRAISE FOR ALONE ON THE WORLD STAGE

 

“Whilst many of his contemporaries have been content to just drop something into the contribution box from time to time, Cameron Blake hasn’t hesitate in taking up the banner of 60s protest folk, giving voice to the victims through personal and intimate storylines. This one man show deserves a standing ovation.” – Folk Radio UK  (READ)

 

“For me it’s just obvious, if a better record than Cameron Blake’s ‘Alone On The World Stage’ has appeared this year, than I haven’t heard it.” -CTRLALTCOUNTRY (Five-Stars)  (READ) 

 

“Alone on the World Stage is a deeply affecting album that could do well on any shelf, it’s an album that demands attention.” -Artree  (READ)

 

“Blake’s sparse solo acoustic and haunting vocals make for a melancholy blend, but it’s a pretty compelling one” -Guitarist Magazine (Four-stars)

 

“Cameron Blake is an adept fingerpicker, seemingly able to conjure full orchestras of sound from those six strings.” –Clash Magazine  (READ)

 

“As a solo singer with just guitar he harnesses a very striking and emotive power, both through his prose-like lyrics and his delivery which carry the weight of those words. He has an immediacy that’s impossible to ignore.” -Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK  (READ)

 

“Cameron Blake’s Alone on the World Stage sees him standing out from the pack of singer/songwriters with powerful songwriting, passionate lyrics, and intimate performances. Blake sets the bar high for this year of albums.”  –Independent Clauses  (READ)

 

“In many respects Cameron Blake is continuing the legacy of America’s great folk singers, without getting caught up in history and pretense. Blake finds subjects that are modern, relevant and in my mind represent what it means to be a folk singer. A great album.”  -Spiral Earth  (READ)

 

“Overall though it’s the quality and strength of the material which is able to carry the lone voice and guitar. Cameron Blake has managed it admirably and delivered a low key country folk album which addresses the world and the individual with a steady and controlled voice.” -Fatea  (READ)

 

“There is little musical distraction on the release; simply Blake playing his guitar and piano vocally pouring out his feelings. It is a fine attempt to inject thoughtful introspection into the world we find ourselves living in, and lyrically it is extremely enveloping. The string arrangements are impeccable and it is certainly a worthy addition to the indie folk cannon.” -XS Noize  (READ)

 

“With inner belief and heartfelt poignant songs it’s difficult to see how 2015 shouldn’t be Blake’s breakout year.” -God Is In The TV  (READ)

 

“The weary elegance of ‘The Fisherman’ evokes early Leonard Cohen, the plaintive ‘Detroit’ is a hymn to a broken city trying to revive itself and the stand-out, lost-love lament, ‘Wild Blue Garden’ tips a hat to US folk greats Jim Groce and John Gorka.” -Acoustic Magazine

 

“Delivered with openly straightforward lyrics his songs chronicle storylines and release sensations just as they come, no obscure imaginings, no ambiguity, nothing restrained – and that’s what makes this album so readily accessible.” – FolkWords  (READ)

 

“His voice is rich and resonant and his guitar playing isn’t far behind. Add that to some excellent songs, which veer between life, love and politics, and it’s irresistible in the main.” -The Rocker UK  (READ)

 

 

 

 

 

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