Blake Guthrie: One man, one guitar, performing songs with irascibility, bittersweetness, and grit. 

Blake's Getaway Car: a band, a blog, this website. Hop in! 

 Note: If you're looking for travel journalist Blake Guthrie, bingo, you've found him. This site is mostly about his music but check out the blog link in the menu for travel stuff.

For Blake Guthrie's writing portfolio, click here.

Notable venues/festivals where Blake has performed: 

The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville (Writers' Night by invitation). 

40 Watt Club in Athens, GA.

AthFest in Athens, GA.

The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC. 

Founder's Title Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Snowbird, UT.

30A Songwriters Festival, South Walton, FL.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA (as top of the bill and support too many times to count). 

Notable people Blake has performed with on stage and/or as support: 

Frank Black (opener).

Peter Case (opener).

 Paul Thorn (opener).

 Shawn Mullins (opener and on stage).

 Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland (on stage benefit shows).

John Mayer and Clay Cook of lo-fi masters (on stage and off). 

Blake's favorite press quote about himself: 

“Blake sounds like Lou Reed playing some hilarious Jonathan Richman songs, and I think he's either a psychopath or some kind of genius. You decide."  — a music editor at Flagpole Magazine in Athens, Georgia, many music editors ago.


 

Blake Guthrie is a Georgia-based freelance writer, travel journalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. He has won and been a finalist in numerous songwriting competitions, including the OurStage Top Ten, the Eddie's Attic Open Mic Shootout, the Independent Music Awards, the KRCL Performing Songwriter Showcase, and the International Songwriting Competition. For two years in a row, he was selected “Critic's Choice” as “Best Acoustic Act/Singer/Songwriter in Atlanta” by Creative Loafing back when that publication was still the largest newsweekly in the Southeast (this was before Blake started writing for the magazine).
He also wants you to think that he didn't write this himself.

 

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