The Blessing was formed in 2000 to share a fascination with improvised music, a pathological distrust of chords and a passion for north-african cuisine. We started out playing the music of Ornette Coleman but began slowly to make a noise of our own. In 2006 we finally got in the studio and a new sound emerged almost overnight. Our sound approach has much in common with the current crop of trailblazers, bands such as EST, Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland, and draws from influences as diverse as the Kings of Leon, Morphine, Elvis Costello and Albert Ayler. Oh and we've had to change our name to Get The Blessing.