My name is Blake and I am the primary musician behind Cowboy Dinosaur, an indie/alt-rock band out of Portland, OR. I have a pro-level studio where I record all of my band's songs, and in my spare time I love playing guitar for other bands. I also started the effect pedal company Blakemore Effects, so I love creating noises with pedals.
I have been playing guitar in various bands for the past 15+ years. I spent my college years playing live music in Nashville for a wide array of original and cover bands. While my favorite type of music to play is rock (especially anything from the 90s), I gained plenty of experience and appreciation for country and pop music while in Nashville, and am open to trying anything new. I learn quickly, and take direction well. If given a reference for the sound someone is looking for, I am able to match my tone and style accordingly, or I am more than happy to play whatever I think best fits the song. I own a large number of guitars and amps, and I used to run an effects pedal company so I have plenty of gear available to try and match whatever type of sound you want to hear.
I get the most joy from serving the song, so while I am very comfortable playing solos when needed, I get just as much satisfaction from trying to get a cool rhythm locked in, or trying to create textures and soundscapes with my guitar. Some of my favorite guitar players are people like Graham Coxon from Blur who effortlessly go back and forth between wild fuzzed out sounds, and very chimey, clean chords depending on what the song calls for.
TL;DR = I love playing all varieties of music, and have the gear and the ability to try and create pretty much any sound you have in your head.
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