Unlikelies (2013)

Later Jesus and his disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. The religion scholars and Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company and lit into his disciples: “What kind of example is this, acting cozy with the riff-raff?”  Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.” Mark 2:15-22

Blake writes about this CD:
I was excited as I saw this project began to take form.  I strove to combine different sounds and styles that have inspired me from my roots.  This CD includes my deep Southern Gospel influences but also embraces the sweet tones of Jazz, moving and intricate Classical, sincere Praise and Worship, energetic Country, and old spirituals.  It’s just great “Christ-Praising-Music”.  I’m excited to share an end result that offers such an eclectic combination of songs but still rings with cohesion.  Mixing these genres together has satisfied my one ever present goal: To uplift the name of Christ Jesus; to encourage and challenge the family of God and point everyone to our Savior.

This album is an “Unlikely” pairing of songs with a mutual end, to exclaim “This is How it Feels to Be Free” and “I’m Still Amazed”!  I’m no longer “Bound” in death and sin but that life with Jesus gets “Sweeter As the Days Go By”.  He is our “Faithful God”, apart from whom “I Can’t Even Walk” without him holding my hand.  These songs have helped me express myself and more effectively share my testimony of God delivering me from strongholds in my life and finding redemption through Him.  My heart and prayer is that this music will help you embrace and outwardly express who you are in Christ, and point you to the source of the answer to “what is truth?”: Jesus Christ.