Jonathan "Blake" Pattengale is a guitarist, vocalist, producer, and educator out of Rochester, New York. He is engrained deeply into the Upstate New York Music Scene, and plays with several Alt. RnB and Hip-Hop groups, as well as corporate wedding band the Silver Arrow Band. He spear-heads the alter-ego Redbeard Samurai and leads a 9-piece band of professional musicians. He is an on staff educator at the Rochester Contemporary School of Music, and he has a degree from the Eastman School of Music in jazz guitar performance. He is the epitome of the working professional musician, and uses quilter amps because they sound great, with out the weight.