Scott
Baker

New Album
Hollowed Sighs
Available Now! ➤

The
Scott Baker
Band

ON THE ROAD

About Scott Baker

Hollowed Sighs is Scott Baker’s fifth album as a solo artist and first acoustic based album. Recorded between fall 2018 and winter 2019, Baker took in his autumnal surroundings and emotional solitude from the summer shows he and his band waded through and immediately rushed into the studio. Continuing to capture the magical sounds that the band—long time drummer Timmy Scott (19 years), guitarist/vocalist Joshua James Corrion, and bassist Matthew Nyquist were achieving on the road, Baker put pen to paper and churned out sixteen songs, ten of which appear on Hollowed Sighs. Due to his solo and duo acoustic show popularity, the acoustic sound was something that not only appealed, but was easy harness with its own craft-oriented feel.

Upon song selection (with remaining songs to appear on a more ‘electric’ album), the Scott Baker Band set up in their rehearsal space at Harvest Canteen Studio and began tracking. Performance and enthusiasm was priority and each song had its own unique chapter. Adding keyboardist Wesley Knust live and in the studio marking string, keyboard, and piano arrangements, Knust helped take the music to the next level. Former full-time bassist Matt de Hues also added help to the record with his fretless work (To Return Again) and his own poignant style of vocabularic bass lines.

With movers like the opening cut Feel The Fall, Ascending, and the depth feel of To Return Again, along side of moody pieces like Bramble & Burn, Little Whistle, and Two By Two, Hollowed Sighs covers mass ground in vibe and sonics. The love fest pours from Smothered, and emotional empathy on Change For The Better work flawlessly with the rootsy singer-songwriter pieces Late Harvest and Houses In A Row. The spectrum of songwriting and sound allow the listener to take their own journey with each spin.

Guests on the album include hammered dulcimer/backing vocals from mid-Michigan renaissance multi-instrumentalist Vickie Vader, background vocals from previous bandmate and co-producer Jeff Yantz, and Baker’s twins—Dylan and Addison on recorder (Ascending). The twins also adorn the cover of Hollowed Sighs, with Dylan being the photographer of the back cover as well.

The Scott Baker Band as well as Scott In solo/duo/trio forms will be out promoting the album for the remainder of 2019 into 2020. Please contact us for booking arrangements, festivals, house concerts, and appearances.

Baker’s albums include Between Season (2007), Details & Desire (2010), Northern Hospitality Vol. 1 (2013), and Community Aspire (2016).

Scott has been performing for over 20 years.