A Long Series of Memorable Nights Forgotton: The Belfast Sessions (2011)

“There’s something strangely appealing about this blend of American songwriting and traditional Irish music. Robert Sarazin Blake’s songs are very personal, words flow out of him sketching his feelings and impressions. In doing so, he captures the raw energy Irish singers like Christy Moore are known for. The spontaneous nature of the sessions capture the spirit of the songs perfectly.”
- Jim Lee, Driftwood Magazine

"This Washington state native has clearly been smitten by Irish music. Blake’s tales of lost nights in Dingle’s An Droichead Beag will find echoes in many a travelogue."
- The Irish Times

“A perfect blend of American songcraft and Irish Tuncraft, especially when McSherry’s pipes begin skirling out a contemporary reel alongside Blake’s guitar.”
- Rick Anderson, Hot List

“Upon my first listen of ‘A Long Series of Memorable Nights Forgotten: The Belfast Sessions’ - which is the complete title of this album - I just didn't get it. Some weeks later however I totally got it...like a revelation! One morning on my way to work Mr. Blake came to me thru my ipod. The expressive power was of such a nature I could not believe this work had not grabbed me from the beginning. This record not only keeps you fascinated, but also rises far above what's on offer in this genre!”
- Rein van den Berg, www.johnnysgarden.nl, Netherlands

“Belfast contains the unique charm and beautiful tone Robert has become known for, the ability to write and emotionally intimate songs without sounding contrite-a rich tapestry of Irish sounds along with his own spirit.”
- Brent Cole, Whats UP

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