Nashville Scene has a short article ahead of this weekend's Blake Babies shows:
“There’s an ease to playing with them, John and Freda,” Hatfield explains. “A chemistry that I don’t have with any other things that I’ve done. So it’s not just going back and getting together and playing the old songs — it’s really trying to use our present energy, who we’ve become as people, taking this new, older, richer, experienced energy and bringing that to the old songs and seeing how they mix together.”
There's also an interview with John at weld for Birmingham.
Furthermore, did we know that there are Blake Babies fans in R.E.M.?