"There are no weak links on this album (These Fading Things), and that’s a rare statement to make these days. The disc ends as strongly as it begins, with the reflective “Nobody’s Fault,” the uplifting love song, “Promise Me,” and the well-written “Change.” Also worth a listen is the duet with Ben Gortmaker, “I Don’t Even Know You,” which could very well find a home at Alternative radio. It’s been a while since I have heard an album that has so many strong possibilities in so many genres. Consider me sold!" - Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville
In a city where even the worst is still well above average, it takes an extraordinary talent to warm ears that have long since been numbed by over-exposure to singer/songwriters. This extraordinary talent is named Treva Blomquist. The uplifting music Treva delivers can't simply be pegged "folk," "Americana," "chick rock," "soul," or even "jazz," though it contains elements of all of them. Critics have described it as "deep," "starkly beautiful," and "exceptionally listenable" and raised Patty Griffin, The Weepies, and Mindy Smith as points of comparison.
Treva (pronounced "Tree-va") puts an extraordinary vocal range and knowing, accomplished vocalizing to work in the service of her own crafted, hook-laced self-penned tunes - heartfelt songs of life and relationships that exhibit a strong sense of careful observation and storytelling. Her songwriting abilities were recognized early. Even before she finished her musical training at Middle Tennessee State University, she was a finalist in the 2005 Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Competition, the first songwriting competition she ever entered. Honorable mention in the USA Songwriting Competition's "folk" category and the Grand Prize Winner at the RiverBluff Performing Songwriter Competition soon followed, as did her first, acoustic independent CD, Plain Vanilla Me (2006).
A riveting, appealing live performer, Washington-state-raised Treva Blomquist brings an involving, dynamic, full sound to her new release, These Fading Things, recorded and mixed at Compass Studio in Nashville, and available at Treva's website, shows, iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.
Awards & Accolades:
- NewSong Mountain Stage Semi-Finalist 2009
- Riverbluff Performing Songwriter Grand Prize Winner (2006) for "I Could Get Used To This"
- USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention (2006) with "When the Cards Are Yours" (Folk Category)
- Kerrville Folk Festival Finalist (2005)
- Tin Pan South performer (2005)
- Seattle Rockrgrl Music Conference performer (2005)
- Opened for Over The Rhine, Tyrone Wells, among others