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|Instruments||Violin, cello, mandolin, lap steel guitar, erhu, guitar, esraj, sitar, Dobro|
|Associated acts||P!nk, Madonna, Beck, Jenni Alpert, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna|
Born in London and raised in Ohio, Blacke grew up with the music of Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd, before he attended the Berklee College of Music to study guitar, mandolin and violin. He learned and first recorded cello during a session for a hip hop artist.
Since the 1990s he recorded for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Aaliyah, Anna Nalick, Beck, Brooke Fraser, Backstreet Boys, Timbaland, Minnie Driver, Rihanna, Matchbox Twenty, Colbie Caillat, Weezer, Rick Springfield, The Kooks, Madonna, P!nk, We Are Scientists, Staind, Ashlee Simpson, Alice in Chains and since 2010 he appeared on albums by Joe Cocker, Ellie Goulding, Avenged Sevenfold, Mindy McCready, Foreigner, Stone Sour, Seether, Garbage, Editors, Robert Ellis and Cher. In 2014 Blacke performed with Miley Cyrus and Madonna on MTV Unplugged.
He owns his own recording studio in Sherman Oaks and contributed on TV shows such as Tonight Show With Jay Leno, MTV's That's Amore, American Music Awards, played on a Coca-Cola jingle in 2005, as well as on motion picture soundtracks like Firewall and Made.
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