Photography by Alison Harbaugh
With a debut three song EP already released, 16 year old Ethan Lake is creating waves in the world of blues with his exciting take on old blues by adding his unique guitar improvisation and vocals to both classic and modern blues standards. His crowd pleasing talent has caught the attention of several leading Baltimore area blues artists including Ursula Ricks, Hall Williams Band and Rachel Ann Morgan among others who have helped him perfect his stage performance and bring him to a wider audience. In addition to his Baltimore music mentors, Ethan has notably been discovered by local Memphis blues artist and blues music historian Robert Allan Parker with an invitation to play on stage next summer on Beale Street in Memphis.
Ethan continues to draw inspiration from legendary blues players including BB King, Buddy Guy, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, among many others. Although still in high school he recorded his first EP '15 Year Old Dreams' when he was just 15 years old covering Gary Clark Jr.'s Bright Lights Big City, BB King's Thrill is Gone and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. Ethan performs live regularly at several local music venues including the legendary blues venue Cat's Eye Pub and The 8X10 Club in Baltimore, MD.