If you listen closely, you can hear a heartbeat in the songs of Erick Baker. A warm familiar pulse of love and loss echoing from somewhere just under the surface. Written with unguarded lyrical honesty, Erick’s songs are passionate confessions that reflect many of our own deeply rooted emotions and secrets.
Since releasing his debut EP, It’s Getting Too Late To Say It’s Early, in 2008, Erick’s powerful voice and deeply personal songwriting style have led listeners through music rich with themes central to the emotional cornerstones of their lives. And recently, after the release of his second full-length album, Goodbye June, in 2012, the message of Erick’s music has quickly started to spread.
Produced by Ken Coomer, former Wilco/Uncle Tupelo drummer, Goodbye June succeeds in defining Erick’s distinctive voice by skillfully blending a divergent set of influences – rock, pop, soul, blues, country, and folk – into one seamless, signature sound. As a result, Erick’s music is blurring genre lines and uniting fans across lines of age, lifestyle, and musical taste.
“My songs belong to every right turn and wrong turn that have led me here,” Baker says. “They reflect the pieces of poetry hidden in the experiences that lie in each of our everyday lives.”
Noted for his intensity, passion, and unabashed emotional energy on stage, Erick’s live shows are a powerful example of what can be accomplished through song. His performances have earned him invitations to perform with an impressive array of artists, including John Legend, James Blunt, Gavin Degraw, Marc Broussard, Edwin McCain, the Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, Brandi Carlisle and Heart.
Asheville’s Mountain Xpress writes that Erick “perform[s] with absolute sincerity and enthusiasm…his acoustic guitar serving as rhythm and background to the swell of his voice – a smoke and whiskey tenor with plenty of range and emotion.”
In addition to steady touring, Erick has performed for the US troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as well as tours in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East performing for our men and women in uniform stationed overseas.
There is an underlying heartbeat in the songs of Erick Baker, and it is quickly growing stronger. Listen closely….can you feel it?