17 year old Ethan Lake hopes through his music to introduce blues music more widely to his generation. As referenced in an August 2018 American Blues Scene feature story, Ethan is creating a fresh take on old blues by adding his exceptional guitar improvisation and powerful vocal stylings to traditional blues standards. His talent has captured the social media attention of several internationally recognized artists including Eric Gales, Grammy Nominated songwriter James House, guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue and Grammy Award Winner David Evans.
Ethan’s passion for blues took shape at the age of 12, shortly after he received a Squire Stratocaster for his birthday. Within a matter of weeks he started improvising guitar solos to 'Wild Thing' during his music school's monthly jam session. He joined his first band just a year later at age 13, and has since developed himself into a local crowd favorite at several local music venues with his rhythmic and creative guitar improvisation on classic songs such as 'Thrill is Gone', 'Bright Lights', and 'Stormy Monday' among many others. Ethan's musical influences range from Robert Johnson to Robert Petway to Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Ethan most recently performed at the 2019 Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN on behalf of the Baltimore Blues Society. Ethan has applied to participate in the June 2020 Pinetop Perkins Blues Workshop in Clarksdale, MS led by Grammy Award Winning Blues Artist Bob Margolin.