Sweethearts, co-writers, and cribbage opponents, Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund merge their distinct styles: hers, a jazzy 1940s swing approach, his, a classic twang. They are unpredictable, intelligent, and genuine, with chemistry and harmonies that keep eyes on stage and toes tapping. Think Johnny and June, with a touch of Joni and the Band.
Belle Plaine is a singer/songwriter raised on the Canadian prairies near the hamlet of Fosston, Saskatchewan. Her brand of roots music combines vintage blues and swing tones, with country styles made popular in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry. Honest lyrics are her constant as she weaves together genres, and though it might not seem to work on paper, when you hear it you’ll know why she reveres artists who defy categorization.
Berglund's musical history is truly something impressive and as much as his accolades speak volumes it's his work ethic and unique carving of a genre that have people spreading his name and backing his abilities. He's armed, as a troubadour should be, with a back catalogue in the hundreds, and a trusty arsenal of acoustic guitars. His retro throwback in sound supports tales of the obvious heartache and wanderlust to lamentations of the rodeo lifestyle and prurient women.