June 9, 2009
Rob Blackledge is an exciting new artist who's debut album, Inside These Walls, is due to be released by One Revolution Entertainment in September 2009. Blackledge is a very interesting artist (he was a high school baseball star) who has made a terrific album. In the summer of 2008, Blackledge met Dean Miller and Iris Thompson and quickly signed with their One Revolution Entertainment. Blackledge wrote or co-wrote every song on his debut album, which was produced by Jeff Coplan (The Moffats, Love And Theft). His music fits the mold of intelligently crafted pop songs along the lines of James Taylor and Guster, but he breaks out of the box with his driving melodies, charismatic vocals, and refreshingly jazz-influenced tunes.
Blackledge's website is designed and built to keep his fans and the media connected and up to date with everything Rob. Rob wanted a "clean, easy to navigate" interface and came up with a layout that really fits the bill. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and iLike links are prominently featured on every page. Tour dates and a Mailing List signup form are also featured on almost every page. A custom WordPress blog lets Blackledge stay intimately connected with his visitors. Photo and Video galleries are easily updatable so that new content can be added at any time. News items and tour dates are also very easy for anyone on Blackledge's team to update. There's also a Press Kit which features downloadable images and documents for press, radio, retail and touring usage. Items in Blackledge's store are handled via a Nimbit widget.