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Blake Havard LIVE! solo acoustic this friday with Neal Ryan

Blake Havard Solo acoustic LIVE! followed by Neal Ryan. Havard starts at 8:30pm Raw Canvas 1046 Hamilton (yaletown) Vancouver, BC Should be a blast!

Happy New Year..new song demos on Reverbnation player just for you!

Hey I hope 2009 is treating you well so far.

I am going through my demo vault and have a whole bunch of demos that I am going to feature on my Reverbnation Player.

The first couple songs are from a few years ago. One song is called" Julia" and another one is called "Walk of Love. " Both these tunes were little demos I cooked up at home on my computer.

I hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for your continued support and have a great day and a great 2009!



New Blake Havard Christmas song!

New original Christmas song demo.."Come Back Home For Christmas

Hey! Wow..it is already Nov.8. I am Typing away here at 2:44 am. I just completed a demo of a Christmas song i have been working on for a while. I have had a lot of fans and friends over the years asking me to put up a seasonal tune...mostly Roz from manchester UK. Ok..here it is. It was originally a Ramones New York rocker but it has since been influenced by my Nashville visits...New York is next on my trips. I think a lot of people can relate to this tune. We have all had or have some people in our lives we would like to reconnect with...Christmas is as good a time as any. Hope you enjoy this tune. Take care and I hope everyone is doing well in this crazy world.



Blake Havard Nashville Update Deux!

http://www.myspace.com/blakehavardmusic Hey Having a blast in Nashville catching up with old friends and making new ones. Been getting some great songwriting sessions in and laid down a couple of the best vocal tracks I have ever done. Its a little chillier on my morning jogs around the Belmont University area but thats ok..I do come from the North! Been playing a bunch of solo acoustic shows down here and played a great set at the BestBuy in Brentwood Tennessee..yes I said the Best Buy..don't let that fool you..I had the place rockin'! I will be playing with the band this Sunday at 8pm at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. I will also be playing with the Band at the Cadillac Ranch and we go on at 9pm. Should be a blast. There is a great line up that night and it is on the Eve of the CMA's. Blake Havard Nashville Band: Lorne Rall-bass (Lucinda Williams) Thomm Jutz-guitar (Nanci Griffith) Billy Block-drums Blake Havard-vocals/guitar Hope you are all having a great weekend and hope to see some of you at the shows. Rock on and thanks for your continued support! Love, Blake

Nashville Update!

Hey there! Just wanted to say hello and update my fans and friends. Nashville is feeling like summer..gorgeous weather. I jog every morning by the Belmont University where the big debate was a few weeks ago. Played some great solo acoustic shows at Tootsies, the Bluebird and tonight at a real cool venue called the Basement. Some great acts sharing the bill and it was a real pleasure to meet one of my idols Michael McDonald..a super cool guy. Real interesting and exciting to be down here for election night. Some real different views on the outcome from the people I talked to. I am off to the Sound Emporium tomorrow and a few writing sessions with some great artitst. I am doing a show at the Best Buy and will be rocking with the band at Tootsies Sunday and the Cadillac Ranch on Tuesday. Overall it has been a great trip and it has been awesome to meet so many of you down here. I will have details to listen live on the internet for the Cadillac Show..will get it to you in the next day or so. Hope you are all doing real good. Thanks for your continued support. Love, Blake

Packed and ready to fly to Nashville..see you there!

Well I am basically packed and ready to get on that plane en route to Music City USA. It should be real interesting being down there for one of the most important elections in 30 years. Nov. 4....I will be bringing on the new administration with a few songs at the Basement (solo acoustic) sometime between 8pm and 9pm..should be a lot of fun. Nov. 9 Tootsies Orchid Lounge This will be a blast playing Billy Block's Western beat evening and I will be rocking with a great band. The show will be broadcast live on 103 WKDF and on the net: www. 103wkdf. com The Blake Havard Nashville Band: Lorne Rall-bass (Lucinda Williams), Thomm Jutz-guitar (Nanci Griffith), Billy Block-drums (Frank Black), Blake Havard-vocals guitar Nov. 11 Cadillac Ranch This was the first place I walked into when I came to Nashville a while back. I will be rocking with the band again and I will have details to listen online very soon. Thanks for all your continued support and i look forward to meeting many of you in person soon. Rock on! Blake


BLAKE HAVARD NASHVILLE BAND LINE UP!! Just wanted to let you know I will be rocking hard with a Nashville band backing me up for Billy Block's Western Beat Shows. These.. are great.. players and I am really looking forward to playing with them. Lorne Rall-bass (Lucinda Williams), Thomm Jutz-..guitar (Nanci Griffith), Billy Block-drums (Frank Black etc), Blake Havard-..vocals guitar Nov.4 The Basement (solo acoustic) Nov. 9....Tootsies Orchid Lounge as part of Billy Block's Western Beat. With Band! The show will be broad..cast live on 103 WKDF and on the net: www. 103wk..df. com Nov.11 Cadillac Ranch With Band! Take care and have a great weekend. Love, Blake


OK! or should I say TN! I Blake Havard will be playing 2 band shows in Nashville TN. Nov. 9 Tootsies Orchid Lounge (Also broadcast on 103 WKDF) and Nov. 11 Cadillac Ranch I will also have a couple solo acoustic appearances that will be anounced soon. I look forward to seeing my Nashville fans and friends real soon! -Blake Havard http://www.reverbnation.com/blakehavard


Hope this note finds you doing well.

NASHVILLE IN NOVEMBER! I will be announcing solo acoustic and LIVE Band performances in the next week.

I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you from the Nashville area.

Please stay tuned for details.

Western Canadian dates are in the works.

Thanks for all the reminders to come play your cities.

I am working on it and will eventually be rocking on a stage near you.

Thanks for all your continued support.



Favourite guitar?

Hey! A while back a friend and big time supporter Roz from Manchester UK asked me what my favorite guitar was? I am not sure I answered the question but I did say something. I hope you enjoy this little answer:

Q: What is your favorite guitar? A: Favorite guitar? Favorite guitars? My favorite guitar? Someone else's guitar that is my favorite? My favorite guitar I have never played but would like to play one day? My favorite guitar... my favorite guitar? Good god don't get me going on guitars!

Right now I am really enjoying my Gibson J-45 acoustic with rosewood sideand an ebony fret board. It is only a year old and it is really turning into a great instrument. The wood is opening up and it is beginning to get a real personality. One day it will be a great guitar and with lots of love and attention it will mature and become a real good friend. I look forward to writing some new songs and saying some new things with it.

A lot of guitars over the years have had to put up with a lot of my crap! Through good times and bad there has always been a guitar around to act as my counselor, co-pilot, mediator, dream catcher, and best friend. When just about everyone else counted me out or I counted myself out, a guitar has been there keeping me going.

Sometimes I pick up an older guitar and I can feel it speak with a lot of wisdom and emotion. These guitars have captured the soul of all those players that have come before and you can feel the stories of all of those people resonating in the wood. These guitars can make you feel the best you can be. They seem to coax a real soulfulness out of your playing..nothing too fancy..just sincere direct and full of spirit. You have to honor and respect these guitars.

Ok Roz..how have i done? Not bad for not smoking any dope eh?

Hope you enjoyed this. If you are in Vancouver please come out to my shows: March 23-Penthouse Cabaret solo acoustic "Circle of songwriters" April 10- Roosters Country Cabaret

Have a great week! Love, Blake