Blake Amos vocalist and guitarist songwriter
New Orleans native, Singer songwriter, educator; Brazil Fulbright alumnus of 1993 in Salvador, Bahia; early member of Casa Samba. With more than 30 years of songwriting and performing and a wealth of material, the signature sound of Blake Amos is vibrant, seasoned, and timeless. His eclectic style blends Soul and Brazilian elements into an upbeat and refreshing escape. Growing up in New Orleans’ rich culture of jazz and funk gave him a soulful foundation that colors everything he does.
Blake’s energy is contagious. His local and international live shows have helped him capture the hearts of people around the world. Whether singing his original compositions, covering popular standards, or interpreting Brazilian classics in Portuguese, the result is always inspirational.
Influenced by artists like Bill Withers, Jorge Ben, EWF, and Gilberto Gil, Blake’s mission is to inspire love, soul, and reflection.
Co-authored songs with Brazilian soul/jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta: Suddenly You (Universal Music) and Gifts and Sorrows (Trama)
National Performances: Tipitina’s, Zinc Bar (NY), SOB’s (NY), Nells (NY), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Fiesta Latina, Brown Sugar Club
Played residency at Brown Sugar and jazz festival in Bangkok, Thailand
Played with Carlinos Brown and Timbalada in Candeal, Salvador (Bahia, Brazil)