Long time Brookings, Oregon residents Perry Devine and Kim Blanchard Devine make up the singer/songwriter duo Blanchard Devine, formerly known as ChordWood.
Being musically connected since 2004 when the two collaborated on the Banana Belt Music Festival and many subsequent endeavors, it seemed only natural that they would combine their talents and begin a new journey…in music and in life. Perry and Kim were married August 16, 2014 and since that time have been focusing on a very special project; a new CD titled “The Journey”. Perry spends much of his time in the Silicon Valley because of his job, so it only made sense that “The Journey” would be recorded in Santa Cruz at Wind River Studio. Add to that, both Perry and Kim are huge fans of Keith Greeninger and could think of no one better to produce and record their project. “The Journey” is a compilation of original songs written by either Perry or Kim, or co-writes with Keith and is a pairing of life experiences of the couple. There is one cover song in the mix, “I Know Love is all I Need”, by Rodney Crowell, a song that touches both on a personal and emotional level. Plans for the future include a CD Release party, possible Northwest Tour, writing more music and just enjoying life and the journey they have so joyously embarked upon.