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Duck Baker Tour 2010

GUEST,Mark Pavey 03 Mar 10 - 09:02 AM
Will Fly 03 Mar 10 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Mark Pavey 04 Mar 10 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Eric C 07 Mar 10 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,Mark Pavey 02 Apr 10 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: Duck Baker Tour 2010
From: GUEST,Mark Pavey
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 09:02 AM

Duck Baker Tours Picturehouse Cinemas in the UK
April through May 2010

"The Roots and Branches of American Music"

March 2010: Finger-style guitarist Duck Baker, one of American folk music's best guitar players, will be presenting his new album The Roots and Branches of American Music on a solo tour of Picturehouse cinemas across the UK in April and May 2010.

Duck Baker is one of the few solo performers whose background includes almost every aspect of American music, from electric rock to finger-picking acoustic blues, ragtime, bluegrass and swing jazz. He has toured and recorded with virtually every significant British guitarist on the scene, including Davey Graham, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch and Stefan Grossman.

For this special solo tour of Picturehouse Cinemas, Duck Baker will be performing tracks from his new album The Roots and Branches of American Music, spanning his long career as one of the world's best acoustic guitarists. Drawing on his widely varied experience and enlivening the presentation with stories and anecdotes Duck Baker will take you on a scintillation tour through the life of modern American folk music.

Duck Baker said: "I've been involved in performing different kinds of American music for 45 years now and it's a real pleasure and a privilege to present it in this way and in these wonderful buildings that make up the Picturehouse Cinema group."

Marc Allenby, Head of Marketing at Picturehouse Cinemas said: "We are always looking for exciting artists to perform at our cinemas and Duck Baker has to be up there with the very best. An experienced musician of his calibre is a wonderful addition to the growing strand of live entertainment available at Picturehouse cinemas."

For tour dates, venues and ticket prices please see below.

Tour Dates and Venues

April 2010
4 April, 9.00pm Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN
5 April, 8.45pm Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, 38-39 St Andrew's Street, CB2 3AR
6 April, 8.30pm Cinema City, Norwich, St Andrew's Street, NR2 4AD
8 April, 9.00pm City Screen Picturehouse, York, 13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL
13 April, 8.45pm The Cameo, Edinburgh, 38 Home Street, EH3 9LZ
15 April, 9.00pm Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool, 88 Wood Street, L1 4DQ
18 April, 6.30pm Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, CV37 6NL
19 April, 9.00pm Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford, 57 Walton Street, OX2 6AE
20 April, 8.30pm Regal Picturehouse, Henley, 2 Boroma Way, RG9 2BZ
21 April, 6.30pm The Gate, Notting Hill, London, 87 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JZ
25 April, 8:30pm Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton, Preston Circus, BN1 4NA
26 April, 8.30pm Exeter Picturehouse, 51 Bartholomew Street West, EX4 3AJ
27 April, 9.00pm Clapham Picturehouse, London, 76 Venn Street, SW4 0AT

May 2010
2 May, 8.00pm Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Southampton, Ocean Village, SO14 3TL
3 May, 9.00pm The Ritzy, Brixton, London, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JG
11 May, 8:00pm The Little Theatre Cinema, St Michael's Place, Bath, BA1 1SF


About Picturehouse Cinemas
As the UK's premiere independent cinema group with 18 venues across the country, Picturehouse have a passion for film and are considered to be at the forefront of digital cinema and other technological developments. Always looking for alternative content to offer their audiences Picturehouse regularly host live comedy and music events as well as screening cinecasts of filmmaker Q&As and productions from the New York Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, all broadcast to audiences throughout the UK.

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Subject: RE: Duck Baker Tour 2010
From: Will Fly
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 09:47 AM

I promoted a concert of Duck's work with the title "The Roots and Branches of American Music" down in Hurstpierpoint in Sussex in April 2009. It was a wonderful evening of superlative playing - if you get the chance to hear him in your area, don't miss it!

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Subject: RE: Duck Baker Tour 2010
From: GUEST,Mark Pavey
Date: 04 Mar 10 - 08:38 AM

Duck will be playing an English Fylde steel string guitar for the tour and a Spanish Manuel Rodriguez flamenco guitar. The Fylde is a Gordon Gilltrap Signature model!

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Subject: RE: Duck Baker Tour 2010
From: GUEST,Eric C
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 12:41 PM

I took some lessons with Duck a few years ago in Fulham. I found this review of him on the internet by Neil Dalton and it nicely sums him up. The best folk and jazz blues player I've ever known. I wish some more of his playing rubbed off on me.

"If ever a man could take a walk around a fret board, sly, suggestive, sometimes with a swagger, sometimes a skip, sometimes with a sashaying dance move, sometimes with a glide, all within an ambitiously intricate tune structure, then it is Richard R. Baker IV. I mean, he can finger and snap a G string like an aging pole dancer, all sexy innuendos and knowing smiles, and then finish with a self-satisfied grin as he charms you out of your money. He's a big man, with big hands and his small, lovingly age distressed, gut strung, acoustic guitar looked threatened in his grasp. Perhaps there's more walrus than 'duck' about his moustached appearance these days but the boy can still play. The trio attempted some pretty demanding music. There were harmonies in there that a five piece would have thought carefully about playing"

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Subject: RE: Duck Baker Tour 2010
From: GUEST,Mark Pavey
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 02:59 PM

If anyone wants to review the first show in Greenwich, I have two free tickets avaialable. Please email

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