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Author and Musician Russel Blake

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I have the distinct honor of introducing a very special guest that will be heard on this week’s episode of the “Keepn’ it Real Wit KIMP Show.” Professional Musician/Concert Soloist/and Educator Russel Blake has taken time from his busy schedule to break bread with us and promote his new book entitled "Proverbs 31: The Virtuous Black Woman Volume 1" published by Man of Psalms Publishing. Mr. Blake has been privileged to have performed, toured, and taught in 65 countries. As a professional Bassist Mr. Blake has had the good fortune to have performed with a wide variety of Artists and situations. From Sonny Rollins, Chaka Khan, Mary Mary, Cybil Shepherd, Tramaine Hawkins, Wynton Marsalis, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Paquito D' Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Brenda Russell, The Lion King & DreamGirls on Broadway in NYC, Micah Stampley, Mary Wells, Pharoah Sanders, etc;... As a Concert Soloist and Educator he has been contracted to perform in 8 West African Nations as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the U.S. State Department as well as the State of California Department of Corrections to teach/perform his Music History & Cultural Program to 5000 inmates of Ironwood State Prison. He was also a Kellogg Foundation Artist in Residence Recipient to teach/perform said program to the Kalamazoo & Battle Creek Michigan school districts. Mr. Blake has also taught as a Professor of Electrical Bass Studies at five universities across the country. This is his first venture into the Literary world and he’s looking forward to everything the journey entails. Please submit your comments to keepnitrealwitkimp@gmail.com or call in during the show with your questions or comments for Mr. Russel Blake to (347) 826-9214. And as always, my only request is that, like the name of the show says; you keep it real.