CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENTS: An Eve with Erick Baker - [americana]
WHERE: Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC 28806
WHEN: Friday October 4, 2019
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
AGES: all ages
GENRE: americana / singer-songwriter
TICKETS: $25 adv. / $30 d.o.s. / $40 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)
WEB LISTING: https://ambrosewest.com/shows/
HEAR SOME MUSIC: https://erickbaker.bandcamp.com
SEE A VIDEO: https://youtu.be/d6mT06GGFdg
Erick Baker is a heart on his sleeve troubadour of soulful Americana with a raw, powerful voice and deeply personal songwriting style. Written with unguarded honesty, his songs are passionate confessions that reflect many of our own deeply rooted emotions and secrets.
I didn’t grow up singing or playing music. I’ve never had voice lessons, and it wasn’t until after college that I started teaching myself how to play guitar. So, if you’d told me then that I’d end up making a living as a singer-songwriter, I wouldn't have believed you. Even now, with the upcoming release of my fifth studio album, Morning Light, I can barely believe it.
I hadn’t seriously considered pursuing a career in music until May 9, 2007, when I walked off stage after opening for John Legend. One set, six songs in just thirty minutes, changed my life forever. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to play with artists like Heart, Brandi Carlile, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Grace Potter, Goo Goo Dolls, as well as tour Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, performing for our men and women in uniform stationed overseas.
Music has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. Without music, I may have never met the two greatest loves of my life, my wife, Mandy, and my daughter, Annabelle Rose Baker. So, I see my songs as a celebration of every right turn and wrong turn that has led me here, and not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for that old wood box with six strings.
Along with my life in music, I’m also an Emmy Award winning writer and host of the national PBS travel series Tennessee Valley Uncharted, which showcases the beauty, culture, and adventure across the Southeast. After years of touring and seeing life pass by through a windshield, I’m getting the opportunity, as the host of Tennessee Valley Uncharted, to rediscover how great the Tennessee Valley is and why I’m so proud to call it my home. (Season 5 Premieres this Spring!)