Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
Meet Jason Blake, singer/songwriter and resident at the Mount Rainier Artist Lofts. Find out how music came into his life and what drives him as an artist, then listen to his current single “All I Wanna Know,” at jblakemusic.com.
How did you discover the medium you currently work in?
Where I grew up, my father’s side of the family was very musical and it was encouraged by my Grandmother. I always felt that a song could express what you wanted to say, happy or sad.
How do you define “artist”?
Someone who sees the world through a fantastic lens and those artistic expressions reach beyond the senses to the heart and soul.
How did you discover the Gateway Arts District?
It was mentioned to me by a former artist living in the Mount Rainier Artists Lofts years ago.
If you could give your younger self a piece of advice about being an artist, what would it be?
Practice more… Walk away from dead weight faster… Reinvent yourself faster.
What drives you?
The belief that I have a voice…
What is your greatest challenge as an artist?
Finding consistency to surround me and my dreams. Having stable guidance.
What are you working on right now?
1. Finding a manager
2. A new EP
3. Outlook for 2016
4. Returning to Germany to do some new shows
5. Get some placements for my music on other media