"Bakersfield Wine", a song co-written by Bladen with Louisville's Mickey Clark, is one of three songs in the country category (though the song is more Americana than the broader country designation) "Chris Austin Songwriting Contest". Winners will play between headlining acts on the 29th.
Bladen will play at Bloomington's Four Winds Resort on May 29, and headline the Greenwood Park Mall Concert Series on June 16.
He also hosts a weekly webcast on his website, called "Live from the Living Room" - a 30-minute show presented live on the web and archived for on-demand viewing.
Hear: "Bakersfield Wine" - audio from "Live in the Living Room"
Robert Plant will headline Merlefest festival on April 30. merlefest.org