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
Happy Year End, Folks. At 67,000 miles per hour, we made another trip around the sun together. That right there seems like a mighty accomplishment shared. Pleasure to have been a part of it with ya. I'm coming off an extended Christmas break with a small tour's worth...read more
Bet your ass that he's a “Pretty Good Guy”. Our hero does his best. Has a heart, tries to be a better guy, doesn't take shit off anybody. He's a good ol' boy that's close with his mama, will never leave a person hanging, and will throw down if pushed. But even the...read more
Berglund will release his allegorical concept record, through the independently owned Oceanman Records on Friday, September 1, 2017 Blake Berglund is set to release his anticipated follow-up to 2014's Jasper (and his first studio album since 2012's Coyote). Berglund's...read more
RELEASE OF THE VIDEO "PRETTY GOOD GUY" FROM BLAKE'S NEW ALBUM "REALMS"Watch the Video.
Blake’s projects document his folk twang collaboration with Belle Plaine, his Quest for Real Country Music, his door-to-door album sales campaigns (He surpassed his goal this past May!) and his independent record label, Oceanman Records. Blake’s gotten into documenting everything. These projects, along with his blog, showcase the behind-the-scenes stories, struggles and community efforts he shares with his fans.
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.
Oceanman Records is an independently operated record label connected to Blake Berglund. Named after Berglund’s epic ballad, Oceanman Records works in collaboration with fellow artists, labels and industry-minded personnel sharing a vision for quality music and artistic endeavors.
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.