Blacknell is low maintenance and business oriented, an authentic and worldly character that enriches the lives of all who come to know him. He recently signed an exclusive, publishing/distribution deal for his first album "Blue Arrow" (2013) and second album, "When Rain Was Fun," (November 2014) with the Sugo Music Group of Northern California (http://www.sugomusic.com/). Blacknell is booking his performance calendar for 2015 and will also begin the recording of his third album at the world-class studios of Full Sail University in December of 2014. Blacknell's life is the stuff of legend, a spiritual roller coaster ride that took him round the world and back again. Director/Producer of the 2009 award winning documentary "Woke Up Alive" in Israel. Two years in Israel at Kibbutz Senir on the Northern Border with Lebanon/Syria during the Second Lebanon War. Former US Marine during the First Gulf War. Former nature conservation Policymaker for the administration of Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania. Five years studying Jewish mysticism, working at Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, now living in Vero Beach, Florida, making music and helping to restore the Everglades on a national level for the US government.