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In 1986 Sam Baker was on a train in Peru that was bombed by Shining Path Guerillas. Miraculously he survived and went on to become a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years. Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street Texas bar when in comes Nick Cave and the spirit of Townes Van Zandt.
Sam Baker grew up in the Texas prairie town of Itasca. He is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words are placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of grey.
See more info at sambakermusic.com
Listed on Ents24.com since: Sep 2007
12 Sam Baker Tour Dates
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St Bonaventure Parish Social Club (BS7 8HR)
An Evening With:
Caedmon Hall at Gateshead Central Library (NE8 4LN)
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A good mate had nagged me to go and see this guy for a year or so. So I went, despite my tastes being a bit more rock oriented and only having heard snippets of his music. Well Sam absolutely blew me away. Beautifully crafted songs delivered with such a… (cont'd) Chris from Preston
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