Kevin "Blake" Goodwin
Fretmonkey founder and President, Kevin "Blake" Goodwin, is a senior audio engineer, music producer, and award-winning progressive fingerstyle guitar player from Conway, Arkansas (USA). He is the 2015 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar champion, an international guitar competition held annually in Kingston, Ontario and the winner of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Guitar Wars competition in San Antonio, TX - the longest-running guitar competition in America. He is an active member of the Recording Academy (Grammys) and in the international guitar community. His electric album “Dissonance” (2018) and its companion short film by the same name received laurels in the short-film documentary category at the USA International Film Festival, NYC's Films Infest, Bare Bones International Film Festival, and the Indie Gathering International Film Festival (check out the film on Amazon Prime). He holds a number of high-profile guitar and gear endorsements and was honored with the Kevin Blake Goodwin Signature Series 7-string Acoustic Guitar manufactured by Mayson Guitars. Blake is known for producing and recording rock, pop, lo-fi, R&B, electronic, and orchestral types of music.