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Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter

GUEST,Mad Spaniel 07 Sep 09 - 08:49 AM
Jack Campin 07 Sep 09 - 09:37 AM
GUEST,Mad Spaniel 07 Sep 09 - 10:19 AM
TI 07 Sep 09 - 01:03 PM
pdq 07 Sep 09 - 01:16 PM
Jack Campin 07 Sep 09 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,Mad Spaniel 08 Sep 09 - 06:00 AM
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Subject: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 08:49 AM

I strongly urge anyone who hasn't caught up with Sam Baker on his current UK tour to try and do so.

Those songs.

This man is amazing, should be a magastar but then again i would get to meet him and shake his hand!

www.sambakermusic.com


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 09:37 AM

Thank god for YouTube samples.

That guy has been to the UK before. I might have gone if I hadn't been able to check him out first. There are some performers whose role in life is to remind you that it's time to stay in and comb the dingleberries out of your cat's arse.

I've heard far better singers moaning in doorways lying in a pile of lager cans.


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 10:19 AM

Now that is a surprise. Wasn't expecting that and such nastiness, how rude. Hope you have a lovely time with your cat.

I thought he was wonderful and i've seen a lot of people. From John Kirkpatrick to Janis Ian.
We all have our own taste i guess.


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: TI
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:03 PM

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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: pdq
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:16 PM

Biography                                                            by Steve Leggett

"With his raspy, almost spoken word vocal style and his literate, poignant, and carefully observed songs that grapple with the beauties, complexities, and little tragedies of this world, Sam Baker has much in common with other Texan songwriters like Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark, although his approach to narrative probably comes closest to an artist like John Prine.

Baker grew up in Itasca, TX, a prairie town southwest of Dallas and Fort Worth on Interstate 35. He was exposed to a wide array of music as a child (his mother was a local church organist), not the least of which was his father's collection of country blues artists.

The defining moment in Baker's life came in 1986 when he was traveling on a train to visit Machu Picchu in Peru. A terrorist bomb exploded on the train and Baker was gravely injured, losing most of his hearing and suffering serious injuries to his left arm. He had 18 corrective surgeries performed on him over the next decade at hospitals in San Antonio and Houston, and the consequent physical, emotional, and spiritual journey Baker experienced helped him form his quiet and passionate view of the world.

Baker had to completely relearn how to play the guitar with his mangled left hand, and singing was extremely difficult for him because of his severe hearing loss, but he overcame these obstacles to develop his uniquely hushed and quietly powerful performance style."


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:34 PM

There have always been street performers with extraordinary hard luck stories. There used be a guy in Edinburgh who read aloud in the street from a braille Bible after being blinded in an explosives factory accident. But he didn't go on a world tour promoted by a spammer who announced him on every forum he could get at, selling him as the greatest thing to come out of the US since Dylan.

I'd probably be polite enough to listen to Baker for a couple of minutes in the street and put 20p in his hat. But musical quality wouldn't come into it.

He's actually no worse than Antje Duvekot, who was the previous act promoted in the UK the same way. But Duvekot is at least fit enough to serve in Starbucks, so I probably wouldn't throw her that 20p.


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:00 AM

Hey, i have only posted on here, once before and met the same kind of not in my back yard attitude then too. maybe me and my spaniel should not bother you again.

I didn't realise this was an exclusive club


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Subject: RE: Sam Baker-Texan Singer/songwriter
From: GUEST,Mad Spaniel
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 06:05 AM

You really don't like him do you Jack, just read the other thread, which i hadn't seen before.

Each to his/her own will leave you all in peace now


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