Blake Mills will be opening for Fiona Apple next Sunday, 10.21 at Stage AE. Known mainly as a session musician supporting the likes of Cass McCombs, Lucinda Williams, Jenny Lewis and Band of Horses, Blake just released his debut solo album entitled Break Mirrors.The twenty five year old songwriter released the casual, intimate record back in 2010 after recording it in between tours with other bands. For this tour, while opening for Fiona Apple, he is also supporting her on guitar during her set. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at email@example.com to enter.
From his press:
At 25, the Venice-based musician has already stacked up a career’s worth of gigs as a session and touring guitarist, playing with a diverse array of musicians that span from Lucinda Williams to Fiona Apple. Artists of all kinds seek out Mills when they’re looking for something extra special. When producers like Rick Rubin need a guitarist, Mills is the first call. His flawless technique, uncanny confidence, and unique interpretation of every piece of music he touches has turned Mills into one of the most in-demand players in the music business. It’s not just the notes he plays, it’s often the notes he doesn’t. There’s something singular about discovering a truly great record before the rest of the world calls it their own. For an ever-increasing number of music fans, that’sBreak Mirrors. The original intention of the album was to serve as a calling card for Mills to get session work. But despite the low-key nature of its release, friends and fellow musicians began testifying about the strength of the album. Within months, as burned CD’s and cassettes were passed around, that small group of fans quickly turned into a mass of believers. By the end of 2011, a handful of web sites and bands were hailing Break Mirrors as one of the year’s very best.
Blake Mills is often compared to legends like Ry Cooder, Jon Brion, even Beck and Elliott Smith. Flattering as comparisons are, Mills has already carved out his own unique musical identity. There’s a real visceral and antagonistic edge to his personality that, when augmented with the elegance of his musicality, yields an uncompromising vision. It’s not always easy and it doesn’t always end up the way one might expect, but when it comes to Blake Mills one thing is always true: it will be extraordinary.
Doors are at 7p with show beginning at 8p. Tickets can be found here. More information about Blake can be found at these sites.