Terry Blade


Terry Blade is an award-winning Chicago-based singer-songwriter.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Self Expression. Exploration. Trial & Error. Therapy.

What is your music dream?

To carve out my own space, sound, voice, and niche.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start with hearts and minds.

What inspires you to make music?

It depends...

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Honesty without apology.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel both vulnerable and empowered.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The musicians' reality is largely defined by personal experience.

What do you think of Drooble?

The verdict is still out.

What frustrates you most as a musician?


Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

In my own way.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't know as I am learning what those qualities are myself.