Blake Allen is an award-winning composer, musician, orchestrator, and educator who had a Mormon upbringing in El Paso, Texas. In this interview Blake talks about his life experiences including coming out as gay to his religious family at the Thanksgiving table, the trauma of losing a friend to suicide and facing sexual assault which are all themes explored in his new album ‘The Shards of an Honour Code Junkie’ which has been 9 years in the making. Among his many accolades Blake’s debut album ‘Sonatas’ went straight to number 1 on iTunes and he’s also music director for Tina Burner from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
Find out more about Blake: http://www.blakeallen.org
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