“Berglund’s psychedelic country is changing the game” – Bandsintown
Blake Berglund’s “Realms” is an allegorical concept album about the breadth of human experience, the recognition of God and the awareness of one’s own power. In this 10-track album, listen as the hero takes a transformational journey, exploring the nuanced patterns of spirituality, alternative beliefs
WATCH THE "REALMS" CHAPTERS - A VISUAL COLLABORATION WITH LITTLE JACK FILMSChapter VIII • Interloper
are you an interloper?. the inside realm requires a trust. I too am tired of this reality.
MULTIDIMENSIONAL • COLLABORATIONS & PROJECTS
The list of collaborators is ever changing and brand expansion is inevitable. Keep an eye on the revolving door as Berglund traverses mediums to continue to deliver a very specific message.
THE B WORD
The exhausted tale of how I would load up a side-satchel and hit the streets with an album I borrowed two thousand dollars to make has become a prevalent story in my mythology. The door-to-door hustle that lasted half a decade moved over ten thousand copies of the...read more
Innovate & Diversify I set the timer on my phone for ten minutes and close my eyes. I've been graced with a rare moment devoid of multiple engines howling at once. A thirty-foot auger, a John Deere 4020, and a Chevy tandem grain truck have steadied the flow of...read more
I approach extended drives, at this point, with a certain structure and with the last 9 weeks consisting of multiple twenty-plus-hour treks, the mental development is becoming somewhat scientific. Rarely do I enjoy music on miniature journeys as such. It's a quick...read more
Folk Twang Duo “Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund”
Some might say it was inevitable. Two small town Saskatchewan country kids, each with their own distinct music style, play a mean game of afternoon cribbage and decide, right then and there, to collaborate in music and in love. What followed was the release of Town to Town/Saskatchewan, a 70s-inspired 7” vinyl produced by Jason Plumb.
The Quest for Real Country Music
Inspired by the writings and the road trips of Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jack Kerouac, Blake journeys to the birthplace of American Country Music in the heart of Appalachia. Traveling on to Nashville and back home, he chronicles Country Music’s tide-turning revolution and meets the folks who honour the genre’s traditions and quality. A trilogy with a blog-based narrative, Blake’s quest comes complete with live music reviews, travel anecdotes, personal struggles and interviews with a multitude of characters all sharing their stories.
Blake Berglund x Colter Wall x The Dead South
Where you find Blake, you find his buddies and more often than not you find little jack films. Check out their collaboration of Roger Miller’s “My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died” recorded live on some strange penthouse rooftop during the 2018 Calgary Stampede.
Taking to the streets, Blake raised capital for the independent release of his new album “Realms” by selling his double-disc recordings of “Jasper” and “Coyote” door to door between May 1 and May 31, 2017. A mix of old-fashioned hustle and community engagement meant he surpassed his 1000 CD sales goal. Deep down, knowing it would work out having sold albums in this fashion from 2008 – 2012, Blake’s profoundly grateful for the generosity of both fans and strangers.
A musician and a writer
Blake’s blog is where he lets it all out. This is where you will get a more unreserved approach to Blake’s inner workings. Encounters, opinions, and anecdotes usually tying back to the music. Usually.
He’ll say a quick hello from the road, share his tour diary, promote his fellow musicians’ albums as well as those folks in the community doing good things. As always, Blake’s grateful you’re here, reading.
The Inside Realm. trust me.