New Music Review – Cameron Blake

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

Cameron Blake Fear Not CD higher resLocal church worship leader and singer-songwriter Cameron Blake's latest CD has been garnering attention in a variety of places.

"Fear Not" – his third solo effort – features numerous guest artists in its addressing the sticky topic of fear. It sends out a call to look to love as a solution.

Blake (his given name is Cameron Warne) leads worship and is serve team leader at River Rock Church, which meets at Rockford Christian School on Belding Rd. NE. But his probing, contemporary-folk tunes have touched ears throughout the area's mainstream music community.

"Fear Not" (released late in 2017) was nominated for a local "Jammie Award" as contemporary-folk album of the year. One of the songs, "Queen Bee," was also nominated. He performed at the Feb. 9 award ceremonies at The Intersection. Blake also did a live session on the "Local Spins" radio show on WYCE-FM.

Guest artists on the recording include the Rockford High School Chamber Singers and Debra Perry & Majestic Praise.
The lyrics reflect on issues (as in "The Only Diamond," "Sandtown," and "Tiananmen Square") or are character portraits. A mournful treatise on prayer comes in "Wailing Wall."

The title song, gently stoked by piano and strings, is a tender urging to move beyond fear as nicely told by the story on the "Fear Not" music video.

Artist: Cameron Blake
album title: "Fear Not"

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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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