Terry Blade was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is an award-winning LGBTQ-identifying singer-songwriter, known for using his unique sultry baritone to explore an artistic sound that fuses soul and r&b with heavy folk influences. In 2020, he won more than 25 awards for his music. His musical style has drawn comparisons to artists like Antony and the Johnsons, Amos Lee, Tracy Chapman, and Meshell Ndegeocello. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.