I recently had the opportunity to meet Blake Collins, a fine musician based in Los Angeles. He was in New York a few weeks back and we had a great conversation about songwriting and the music industry in particular.

Seldom has the music world seen such a considerate and thoughtful musician. Blake's ability to turn a phrase and capture the essence of a tune is remarkable. Frankly, his work is refreshing and entertaining.

One reviewer says: "Blake Collins' self titled EP, pours out sparkling upbeat, Brit pop from LA.... Davy Jones of the Monkees has been reincarnated without having to die first!"

And while Blake bleeds red, white and blue, his roots are indeed across the Big Pond. His folks are native Britains. You can hear his tunes by clicking here.

And be sure to check out It's Summertime --- my favorite.