"As usual the party's in the kitchen and the hall" sings the man with the guitar, nodding to the mandolin player to take the next break. The bass player spins his bass, while the drummer holds the beat and the harmonica player returns from dancing with the crowd. The dance floor is packed with grandmas, teenagers, toddlers, and even the grumpy uncle every party seems to have. Everyone is having a good time.
The High, Wide, and Handsome Band

plays a mix of swing, rocking bluegrass, and general Americana feel-good-party-music. The name comes from Gid Tanner, an Appalachian fiddler, who liked his music just like his liquor: High, Wide, and Handsome. Formed originally to record Blake's own swing material, the band has gone on to add a drummer and become one of the best party bands in the area playing weddings, private parties, and beer joints around the northwest.


[Robert Blake]

ROBERT BLAKE leads the band with his guitar,
singing and vast repertoire of songs.
He's accompanied by Bellingham's finest roots musicians
on upright bass, drums, fiddle/mandolin, harmonica, saxophone, trumpet, and harmony singing.
Mark Jan Jordan Jeff
The band is versatile and able to cater to the needs of the party. From mellow background music suitable for dinner or the early part of a reception, to a hoedown at the end of the night, the band aims to provide the right music,
in the right place, at the right time.


rsb@robertsarazinblake.com   / 360-306-0477