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Blakley Leonard & FolkUps

Blakley Leonard & FolkUps

Folk / Indie/New Grass / Singer/Songwriter Roanoke, VA  US
The Anatomy of a Blue Heart
The Biggest Lie (Elliot Smith Cover)
Underneath this Sky (feat. The Clay Monsters)


  • 2015

    Mar 21

    Ferrum, VA, US | 8:00pm

    Blakley Leonard & the FolkUps live at Ferrum College on Saturday, March 21st!

  • 2015

    Feb 6

    Bristol, VA, US | 9:00pm

    Blakley and his band will be performing live in downtown Bristol at Quaker Steak & Lube so don't miss it!

  • 2014

    Dec 3

    Roanoke, VA, US | 9:00pm

    Blakley Leonard and his band will be performing a few songs at Fork in downtown Roanoke so come join us for a great time!

  • 2014

    Nov 19

    Roanoke, VA, US | 7:00pm

    Blakley & the FolkUps with start things off with music and provide entertainment during intermission. In addition you can stick around to hear a full set performed live at 930pm to end the night! "... arguably (the) greatest creative event to land in the valley" -- Roanoker Magazine. PechaKucha Night (PKN) Roanoke is an informal, fun evening where about 8 of our most passionate local folks each present their ideas, work, thoughts, holiday snaps! Each presenter selects 20 images, each image is projected for 20 secs. Total time per presenter, 6 min 40 secs! For PKN Roanoke 11, the theme is SHORT DAYS, LONG NIGHTS. Presenters (subject to change and not in order of presenting): Martie Byrd "Short Days" Jeff Crooke "How Do Birds Survive Short Days, Long Nights?" Ethel Appel "Betty Boop, My Inspiration" Jason Turner Beth Deel "The Difference Handmade Makes" Ben Lilliendahl Martie Byrd "Long Nights" Bonny Branch (we hope!) Corbin Prydwen (we hope!) Lucy Coronado (we hope!) Entertainment: Blakley & the FolkUps http://www.blakleyleonard.com/ Host: River Laker - Silver Seas PR https://www.silverseaspr.com/ Sponsors: 16 West Marketplace http://16westmarketplace.com/ Visual Creative Marketing Group (Visual CMG) http://visualcmg.com/ Downtown Roanoke Inc. http://www.downtownroanoke.org/ Roanoke Doesn't Suck http://roanokedoesntsuck.com/ Klein Dytham Architecture http://klein-dytham.com/ Silver Seas PR http://silverseaspr.com/ http://www.pechakucha.org/ http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/roanoke PechaKucha Night (PKN) Roanoke is held at 16 West Marketplace every other month (odd numbered months during 2014). If you're interested in presenting, send an email to river@silverseaspr.com SOME BACKGROUND: What is PechaKucha (PK)? PechaKucha, sometimes known as PechKucha 20x20, is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. (total time 6 mins 40 secs)

  • 2014

    Nov 6

    Roanoke, VA, US | 9:00pm

    Blakley and his band will be playing a few songs at the Tap Room Thursday night so come check them out!


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  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "Blindfold Faith" tender voice sings in duet with charming lyrics Blakley. Talented writer and arrangement. All best wishes.
  • Susan Martin (Artist)
    Susan Martin
    Excellent tunes and fine vocals! Love your sound.
  • Bob Dassing (Artist)
    Bob Dassing
    Great sound! Thanks for sharing it with us, Bob
  • Eric Mariano (Artist)
    Eric Mariano
    Smooth and true. Great stuff. Cheers, Eric
  • D.D. Bain / Songwriter (Artist)
    D.D. Bain / Songwriter
    Soothing vocals....enjoyed listening.
  • kenny heroux (Artist)
    kenny heroux
    love your style.. honest vocals with seet guitar playing... 2 thumbs up


  • Photo by Sarah Slusarick.


Sounds Like: Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Bright Eyes, The Avett Brothers, Damien Rice

Bio: Abingdon, Virginia native, Blakley Leonard is an award-winning singer/songwriter who successfully blends together acoustic, folk, and indie music styles. His lyrics contain the perfect balance of emotion, intelligence, and cynicism. Blakley began his music career in 2005, and has since built up a...See Full Bio

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Recent Blogs

The Basement EP now available online! Name your own price!
Mar 27, 2013

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The Basement EP released today! Radio feature tomorrow!
Feb 4, 2013

Today we released our new Basement EP including four new tracks featuring Blakle... [more]


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