Blake Reid Releases Take Me Back
Submitted by Cashbox Canada
‘Take Me Back’, is a new single released to country radio from Blake Reid. The first single from Against the Grain – Reid’s debut solo album– is a fresh breath of the real diesel and dust in country music air.
Reid, a down to earth man’s man has a lot to say of the lifestyle he grew up in. “I’m not a GQ guy in designer threads. I come from a farm family who staked their claim in 1902, broke the land and made a life. I’ve been up to my elbows in grease, guts and chaff since before I was in grade school. I grew up with country music. On the farm, my mom would sing along with all the country radio legends that echoed in the old farmhouse and Dad would tune into the daily grain prices. I spent thousands of hours listening to the evolution of country music through the AM radios of tractors, trucks, and combines. Even before I played guitar I would find a beat and write a song around the pulse of a square baler when we spent the summers in the hayfields.”
“I’ve always been proud of my farm roots as well as my passion for music. Since starting the band while studying Agriculture at U of A, I have put countless miles across the prairies chasing music. But my greatest satisfaction was always to pick up my guitar and pen a new song in that old farmhouse. My music is about my life and home. I’m drawn to the intimacy of farm life, found down every gravel road outside the city limits. Some people are from the farm, others have memories with family and friends at the farm. There’s some that don’t have a rural background but can still relate to that life. These people will get my music.”
“Whether the dirt field beside your road is red, brown, or sandy, I believe we all turn our ear toward something real and genuine. I sincerely believe you will find that in my music, my shows and in me.”