with special guest Lydia Luce
Erick Baker is an Emmy Award-winning writer, children’s book author, and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Tennessee, Baker creates heartfelt folk and soulful Americana. With a powerful voice that has been described as “a smoke and whiskey tenor with plenty of range and emotion,” Baker has long made “music you can feel that moves the soul.” Erick Baker is a true heart on his sleeve troubadour of soulful folk and Americana.
He didn’t pick up a guitar until after graduating from college. But over the last fifteen years, he’s captivated crowds across the country with his passionate live performances, sharing the stage with artists like John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Heart, Gavin Degraw, James Blunt, The Civil Wars, and The Goo Goo Dolls. Sung with the deep gravel of hard-earned experience, Baker’s songs draw influence from classic singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Van Morrison and find their place alongside other contemporary songwriters like Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, and Chris Stapleton.
Special Guest: Lydia Luce
The lushness of the orchestration of Lydia Luce’s Garden Songs EP is striking on first listen, and fans may hear it as a return to her musical roots. A virtuoso from six years old, she excelled in numerous philharmonics. She obtained her master’s at UCLA in the viola, but knew her path was not that of a professional classical musician. She studied ethnomusicology, performance and songwriting at Berklee, traveled and studied Ghanian music, then worked at world music label Smithsonian Folkways Records. She has performed viola and violin with artists like Eminem, Rob Stewart, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson.