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BGatF Bio / Highlights
Blake Gardner & The Farmers was formed in Columbia, Missouri after sprouting from vocalist/guitarist Blake Gardner’s solo singer/songwriter project (alternately under the title of “Blk Grdnr”). Guitarist Sam Reed, bassist Zach Bentley, and drummer Tim Schrautemeier joined as “the Farmers” in October 2012. The band now includes bassist/drummer Kevin Pearia, drummer/trumpeter Robert Bostic, saxophonist KronSax, percussionist Brandon Phillips, and features occasional appearances by friend and rapper S.T.
Blake Gardner & The Farmers break free from being able to be defined by a single genre through mixing together elements of blues, reggae, hip-hop, funk, and nearly everything else under the sun. Known for their improvisation and collaboration with other artists, Blake Gardner & The Farmers are sure to make each performance as unique and memorable as the last.
Within the past 5 years (2012-2017), BGatF has released one studio album [Cricked Roots 2014], six live mixes [DEAD @ The Bridge 2013, BLIND @ The Pig 2013, STUFFT @ Mojo's 2014, WAKKED @ Rose Music Hall 2015, SKANKED @ Rose Music Hall 2015 BURNT @ SCamp 2017], and one EP [Summer Mix 2012] (under the solo artist name Blake Gardner).
BGatF continues to release live mixes of recordings of select shows. Recordings of BGatF’s live performances are a staple of the BGatF community, typically having equal support and success as BGatF’s studio content.
As of the beginning of 2017, BGatF has been finishing their upcoming single and will be moving forward to recording their second full-length album.
BGatF has an expanding, grassroots fan base that spreads around the globe. They are continuing to expand their live show by organically growing their fan base from the ground up.
BGatF has opened up for some of the most notable independent/underground artists in their respected field including reggae acts the Dirty Heads, Jah Roots, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and hip-hop acts Brother Ali and Steddy P x DJ Mahf.
BGatF competed and won in the the Columbia, MO 2015/16/17 “Summer Camp On The Road Tour” and the “Waka Winter Classic” and performed at both Summer Camp (2015 and 2016) and Wakarusa (2015). Other festivals that BGatF has performed at include Do The Dam Thing (2012), DHT Music Festival (2013), and the Dusted Funk Music Festival (2015).
BGatF plays monthly as a band in their hometown and abroad as well as extra shows played solo by Blk Grdnr. BGatF performs in Kansas City, MO, St. Louis, MO, Springfield, MO, Quincy, Il and at the Lake of the Ozarks on a frequent basis.
BGatF has been featured on various online and live radio shows on local, regional, and national levels, including KCOU and KOMU (Columbia, MO), KDHX (St. Louis), KHZTV (Baltimore), GasHouse Radio (Philadelphia), The Bud and Roach show (New York), and many more.
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BGatF Show Schedule
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