Pre-sale On Now

January 30, 2019


My new thing I just recorded since moving to Philadelphia, actually just in the last 3 weeks this January, is available for digital sale and CD/poster pre-sale.  I’m pretty excited about these tunes.  Though this is a pre-sale, upon purchase of the CD or Poster you will receive the download of the album right away!

With either of those physical purchases I’m including 2 postcards, postage paid that you may send off to the special people of your choosing.  OR if you decide to go digital, I’m including TWO EXTRA download codes to share.  But wait, that’s not all, you’ll also receive… j/k ūüėČ (but not kidding about the extra copies to share!)

I’ve gone back to my roots on this recording.¬† I have fell in love all over again with the 4-track cassette recorder.¬† I think you’re going to love it, too. I’m only making 200 of the CD package, get ’em while they’re hot or they will be gone!

yours, Karl



December 11, 2018

To Whom It May Concern,

please go ahead and contact me if you want a download copy of the set from Oakland, CA on October 25th, 2018 which features members of the Easy Leaves and is all Waylon Jennings-done tunes.¬† It’s not for sale, but it turned out real nice I think!¬† ~k

wayland album cover

The Fall Classic Tour and More

September 21, 2018

Singing Waylon Jennings tunes(!) with a little country outfit featuring the amazing John Seibold on harmonica.

Sat. 10.06 – Wild Coyote Music Festival – Everett, WA
with Porlolo on these shows:
Thurs. 10.11 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
Sat. 10.13 – Magic Rat – Fort Collins, CO
Sun. 10.14 – Side Door – Colorado Springs, CO
The Fall Classic Tour
With The Easy Leaves:
Wed. 10.17 – Flagstaff Brewing Company – Flagstaff, AZ
Thurs. 10.18 – Last Exit Live –¬†Phoenix, AZ
Fri. 10.19 –¬†Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ

Sat. 10.20 – Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs – El Cajon, CA
Sun. 10.21 – IDYology – Idyllwild, CA (Early)
Sun. 10.21 – Ace Hotel – Palm Springs, CA (Late)
Mon. 10.22 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Tues. 10.23 – Campus Jax – Newport Beach, CA
Wed. 10.24 – Art Boutiki Music Hall – San Jose, CA
Thurs. 10.25 – Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
Fri. 10.26 –¬†¬†The Palms Playhouse – Winters, CA
Sat. 10.27 –¬†Rio Nido Roadhouse – Rio Nido, CA
Sun. 10.28 – The Saint Music Hall – Reno, NV
Mon. 10.29 –¬† The Grovehouse – Mariposa, CA
Tues. 10.30 –¬†¬†Norton Buffalo Hall – Paradise, CA
Wed. 10.31 – The Weed Palace Theater – Weed, CA
Thurs. 11.1 – Old St. Francis School – Bend, OR
Fri. 11.2 – Mission Theater – Portland, OR
Sat. 11.3 – Marysville Opera House – Marysville, WA
Sun. 11.4 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA

Early Spring EU Tour with Sumie

January 29, 2018


March 2nd through 16th 2018 – Karl Blau appears on a European Tour of solo shows featuring songs from Out Her Space and beyond with support by fellow Bella Union artist Sumie

2nd – Hamburg, DE – MS Stubnitz
3rd – Berlin, DE – Badehaus Berlin
5th – Amsterdam, NL – Roode Bioscoop
6th – Brussels, BE – Chez PIAS
7th – Oostende, BE – Manuscript
8th – London, UK – Borderline
9th – Bristol, UK – The Station
10th – Manchester, UK – Low Four @ Old Granada Studios
12th – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
13th – Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint
14th – Liverpool, UK – Leaf
15th – Dublin, IRE – The Workman’s Club
16th – Cork, IRE – Cypress Avenue

Watch Sumie’s video of the song “Fortune” here.

“OUT HER SPACE” – now out!!!

November 20, 2017


Boy, 5 years in the making… it all started back in 2012 when from Richmond, VA Matthew E. White gives me a call to see if I would be interested in recording with his outfit aka Spacebomb. ¬† Working with Spacebomb included at our disposal – horn players, strings, choir, and only the finest backing band – Cameron Ralston on bass guitar, Pinson Chanselle on drums and Matt himself on guitar.¬†¬† At the time we also recorded back to back (actually back and forth) Matthew E. White’s “Big Inner”¬† (catch the name play?) which came out initially on Spacebomb, then quickly snatched up by Domino.

It was an amazing experience to work with these cats, all wonderful folks and just off the hook musicians.  Check out the incredible trumpet and trombone by Bob Miller and Bryan Hooten, respectively.

Fast forward 4 years to 2016 and I’m having breakfast outside at a diner in Brighton, England with Simon Raymonde the label head of Bella Union and telling him about this album which I had been remixing and re-singing and doing some final dress-ups for.¬† From that point until now it seems like a blur, Randy Walker designed this fabulous album cover – it’s in my grubby mitts today, pressed on luscious, red vinyl (and of course available as well on CD and digitally) – find your local, record shop! With gratitude I humbly announce this the second Bella Union release, a decided departure from the country/soul of Introducing.

Already some great press on “Out Her Space.”

All Music Guide

Record Collector Magazine

The Line of Best Fit


August 12, 2017

A fabulous welcoming for the Introducing record since it’s release in May 2016.¬† To be invited back for the 3rd time to play east of the Atlantic Ocean is really thrilling.¬† Here is the list of some solo shows, some with a little band, a few with the amazing Laura Gibson from Portland, Oregon, USA(denoted with asterisk).¬†¬† We’re bringing a special treat of a mini set of songs from my hometown of Anacortes, a few classics written by Bryan Elliott of Gravel and Jon Lunsford of Pounding Serfs.¬† See you there!

Sun, Aug 13 РMalmö, Sweden РMalmö Festival Рsolo
Wed, Aug 16 – London, England – Oslo*
Thu, Aug 17 – Bristol, England – The Lantern*
Fri, Aug 18 – Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
Sat, Aug 19 – York, England – The Crescent *
Sun, Aug 20 – Stirling, Scotland – Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival
Tue, Aug 22 – Leicester, England – The Musician
Thu, Aug 24 – Guilford, England – Boiler Room
Sat, Aug 26 – T√łnder, Denmark – T√łnderfest
Sun, Aug 27 – T√łnder, Denmark – T√łnderfest
Tue, Aug 29 – Trondheim, Norway – Moskus – solo
Wed, Aug 30 – Stavanger, Norway – Folken – solo
Thu, Aug 31 – Oslo, Norway – Mono – solo
Sat, Sep 2 – Rutbeek, Netherlands – Tuckerville Festival – solo
Sun, Sep 3 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Molen de Ster – solo
Karl_Blauphoto by Laura Veirs


January 12, 2017

Bringing back the  band from our outrageous Fall tour РJon Hyde on pedal steel along with Eli Moore on bass and Andrew Dorsett on drums.  Jon and Eli were key players on the Introducing recording sessions and Eli and Andrew both play in fab NW staple LAKE.

Fri 3 Feb AT Vienna @Haus Der Musik
Sun 5 Feb CH Geneva @Antigel Festival
Mon 6 Feb CH Zurich @El Lokal
Wed 8 Feb FR Amiens @ Lune des Pirates
Thu 9 Feb FR Nancy @ L’Autre Canal
Fri 10 Feb FR Annecy @ Le Brise Glace
Sat 11 Feb FR Dijon @ La Vapeur
Sun 12 Feb FR Paris @ La Maroquinerie
Tue 14 Feb UK London @100 Club
Wed 15 Feb UK Winchester @The Railway Inn
Thu 16 Feb UK Bristol @Louisiana
Fri 17 Feb UK Liverpool @Leaf
Sat 18 Feb IRE Dublin @Whelan’s
Sun 19 Feb IRE Galway @Roisin Dubh
Mon 20 Feb IRE Kilkenny @Cleere’s
Tue 21 Feb IRE Cork @Cyprus Avenue
Thu 23 Feb UK Birmingham @Hare & Hound
Fri 24 Feb UK Oxford @The Bullingdon
Sat 25 Feb BE Brussels @Witloof Bar ‚Äď Botanique
Sun 26 Feb NL Groningen @De Speigel
Mon 27 Feb NL Amsterdam @Bitterzoet
Tue 28 Feb DK Odense @Dexter
Thu 2 Mar DE Berlin @Privatclub
Fri 3 Mar DE Schorndorf @Manufaktur
Sat 4 Mar DE Munich @Hauskonzerte

Karl Blau / LAKE USA Tour Now!

October 22, 2016

Happy to be on tour with LAKE all over the grand ole USA playing “Introducing” and other cuts with Ashley, Eli and Andrew as my band and playing bass with LAKE myself.¬† Check out where we play near you and let your friends know!

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