An Evening of Music and Poetry with Blake Flattley & Tanner Olson on Thursday, February 23, 2023 – Get your tickets!

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An Evening of Music and Poetry with Blake Flattley & Tanner Olson on Thursday, February 23, 2023

An Evening of Music and Poetry with Blake Flattley & Tanner Olson – Songwriter Blake Flattley and poet Tanner Olson will share an evening of music, poetry and stories.

Date: Thursday February 23, 2023
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: King of Glory Lutheran Church (4897 Longhill Road Williamsburg, VA 23188)
Tickets: $5 Purchase at the door or online

Songwriter Blake Flattley and poet Tanner Olson will share an evening of music, poetry and stories. You can expect the night to be inviting, whimsical, entertaining, and hopeful.

Tanner Olson is an author, poet, and speaker living in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Sarah, and dog, Pancake. For the last decade, Tanner has been writing and speaking about hope, faith, and love to audiences online and across the US. When he isn’t writing, Tanner spends most of his time watching NBA basketball, drinking coffee, being outside, and catching up with friends. Tanner has written three books of poetry Walk A Little Slower, As You Go: Words for the Unknown, & I’m All Over the Place. For more from Tanner, visit writtentospeak.com or @writtentospeak on Instagram.

Singer-songwriter Blake Flattley writes to bring hope in the darkness, to tell the story of the human struggle, and narrates a story where death doesn’t have the last word. He grew up singing at church and listening to music from the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. He played in a variety of bands, playing saxophone, guitar, bass, or whatever other instruments he could get his hands on. In 2008 he founded the Orange Effect (We All Yell, Gravel & Gold), a harmony-driven, Americana-folk quartet. After their breakup, he began playing under the moniker Graffiti Cathedral, and later Blake Flattley. He has toured nationally, playing renowned venues such as the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe, and New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, sharing the stage with acts like Young the Giant, Sharon von Etten, Flame, Loso and Andy Gullahorn.

Tickets are $5 visit here to get them online

More about the Artists:

Blake Flattley

Singer-songwriter Blake Flattley writes to bring hope in the darkness, to tell the story of the human struggle, and narrates a story where death doesn’t have the last word.

Blake grew up in the small mountain town of Placerville, California,. At the age of eight, an unlikely friendship with a blind saxophonist who later became his mentor sparked Blake’s lifelong pursuit of songwriting and performing. 

He grew up singing at church and listening to music from the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash. He played in a variety of bands, playing saxophone, guitar, bass, or whatever other instruments he could get his hands on. 

In 2008 he founded the Orange Effect (We All Yell, Gravel & Gold), a harmony-driven, Americana-folk quartet. After their breakup, he began playing under the moniker Graffiti Cathedral, and later Blake Flattley. 

He has toured nationally, playing renowned venues such as the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe, and New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, sharing the stage with acts like Young the Giant, Sharon von Etten, Flame, Loso and Andy Gullahorn. 

Blake has contributed to “The Armchair Project”, “Winter Is On My Head” as both a producer and a musician, CommunionArts, and 1517 Music. 

In 2015, Blake released There Will Be Rest. The title track was a finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  

Blake holds a BA in Humanities with an emphasis in music, an MA in Theology, and a Director of Parish Music certificate all from Concordia University in Irvine, CA.

Tanner Olson

My name is Tanner Olson.

I am an author, speaker, and poet. 

I started the creative project, Written to Speak, in 2013 to spread hope and announce love through spoken word and poetry.

My writing has been described as unique as it blends faith, humor, and curiosity as I seek to point readers and listeners toward the ultimate source of hope and love, Jesus.

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I have written three books of poetry:
Walk A Little Slower
As You Go: Words for the Unknown
I’m All Over the Place

Want to know more?

I grew up in Oviedo, Florida and attended St. Luke’s Lutheran School and Oviedo High School. After graduating from Oviedo High school I left Central Florida for Milwaukee, Wisconsin (I know, a weird move) to attend Concordia University Wisconsin where I studied Ministry and Theology. Since graduating from college in 2012 I have worked with various ministries in St. Louis, Northern Wisconsin, and Austin, Texas.

I now live in Nashville, TN with my wife, Sarah and our dog, Pancake.

Also, I am a huge fan of the Orlando Magic.

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