As a dynamic vocalist, deft multi-instrumentalist, and dexterous producer, Blake Rose not only dives in and out of different sonic wavelengths, but he also attunes to experiences and emotions. Against a backdrop of glistening alternative atmospheres, hummable pop choruses, and immersive electric guitar-laden soundscapes, he lyrically places himself inside of identifiable moments and unfiltered conversations unlocked by a keen sense of empathy. You’ll practically hear his memories and anecdotes unfold in real-time as he ponders the nature of nostalgia, infatuation, struggle, mental health, and family. Emerging in 2018 out of Perth, Australia, he initially gained traction with “Hotel Room,” “Best of Me,” and “Lady” before 2020’s “Gone” exploded to the tune of 65 million Spotify streams. “Lost” picked up over 100 million streams as well. Meanwhile, his A World Gone By EP arrived to widespread critical acclaim. FLOOD hailed it as “a body of work that’s easy to get lost in,” while V Man dubbed him an “Artist to Watch” and FLAUNT attested, “Blake Rose is your new favorite artist.” He notably sold-out headline gigs on both coasts of North America in addition to sharing stages with Noah Kahan, Ashe, Boys Like Girls, girl in red, Dean Lewis, Mimi Webb, Lauren Spencer Smith and many others on the road. In 2023, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based artist chronicled a series of realizations and revelations on his second EP, You’ll Get It When You’re Older, making his US Television debut, performing the song “Dizzy” from the EP on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Looking ahead to 2024, Blake is ready for his next chapter, starting with the release of his third EP, LOVE / ATTACHMENT vol. 1, due out March 2024 \[AWAL Recordings\], followed by a headline North American tour in Spring 2024. Lead single, “Suddenly Okay,” fits right into the singer-songwriters existing canon of infectious but relatable guitar-lead anthems, and is available everywhere now.

Produced by AJ Pruis, Wandering (out April 12) showcases an intricate musical palette rich in live instrumentation of fiddle, mandolin, dreamy pedal-steel tones and spellbinding guitar work. Yet McNown took care to foreground his lyrics on every track, viewing his songs as poems set to music.

Within just a year of releasing music, performing and teaching himself to play guitar, the Oregon-bred, Nashville-based musician has attracted the attention of major TV talent shows (he auditioned for one and then decided it wasn’t for him and gracefully turned them down,) and then had a breakout single “A Lot More Free,” which landed on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and release songs amassing over 22 million streams in his very first year of releasing music, all while bringing his debut album to life and expanded his burgeoning fanbase who have followed him on the journey every step of the way.

When wrestling with inevitable moments of self-doubt in the creative process and his fast moving career, McNown looks back to insight shared by his mother. “When I was younger I sang around the house all the time—I’d sing in the shower or before I went to bed, I’d always sing in the car,” he says. “My mom used to tell us growing up that singing means you have a happy heart. Even if the song’s about something difficult or painful, I still have a happy heart when I sing.”

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Age Restrictions - All Ages

Supporting Acts - Max McNown

Door Time - 07:00 PM

Show Time - 08:00 PM


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2024-04-20 @ 08:00 PM to
2024-04-20 @ 10:30 PM

Door Time: 07:00 pm

Show Time: 08:00 pm



540 Penn St NE Washington DC 20002

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