In a whirlwind tour of multidisciplinary performance artist Blake Pfeil’s many talents, we learn how he came to be based in the Hudson Valley and what is inspiring him today; from the social justice-focused storytelling work at TMI Project, to an evolving and beautifully evocative project that came out of pandemic isolation in which he finds and explores abandoned spaces, bringing him back to childhood memories of inventing stories and talking with ghosts, and enlivening a sense of place, connection, and imagination. We touch on the work of his folk-fusion band and talk music - if you haven’t heard of Jessie Ware, we think you should have! And, well, we also go on a wild tangent on the crazy coincidences in our lives.
Blake Pfeil’s original songwriting and theatrical work has been featured in notable stints at Joe's Pub, Feintstein's/54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, the Highline Ballroom, NY Live Arts, as well as many venues nationally, and internationally in the Netherlands, Mexico, and South Korea. His debut album Wallpaper is available anywhere you can stream/buy music online, and his Joni Mitchell-inspired theatrical creation THE BBC, 1970 is in its fourth developmental workshop. Blake is also one of the cofounders of NYC-based folk-fusion collective Macabre Americana, hosts "The Pfeil File" on Radio Kingston / WKNY (107.9 FM / 1490 AM in the Hudson Valley), and currently serves as Operations & Programs Manager at TMI Project.