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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:40 pm

When Sam Baker was in the UK at the end of last year he played a House Concert in Scotland which was recorded and is going out on BBC Radio Scotland today at 9.00pm our time which is 4.00pm EST

The link is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/radioscot ... ewcountry/

I shall be listening in !

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:45 pm

Jela, thanks.... :D
I'm a few cups of coffee low this afternoon..... :wink:
But, if my math is correct.....that's 15 minutes from now!!!
Right?
I'll edit this to answer my own question....
YES!!!
I'm in and Sam Baker piece is coming up..... :D
I can't believe I'm sitting here listening to Scotland radio...... 8)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:55 pm

I love the sound of the host of this show...he just talked about Gurf Morlix connection to the music of Lucinda Williams and Mary Gauthier and that if Gurf says Sam baker has written some of the best songs since Mary Gauthier then it must be pretty good. He said Gurf knows his way around a good song. Playing Mary Gauthier right now.

Sam Baker from a local house concert coming up after the news. :D

Thanks Jela....this is so cool. 8)
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:19 pm

I'm listening.....Jela, you weren't there were you?

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:21 pm

No we weren't there......we got to 3 concerts but not any in Scotland - a small issue like work commitments got in the way!

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Postby KarenZ » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:23 pm

Oh, THAT! (Work.) :)

Ooohh....I love this song....."waves"....

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:34 pm

There just isn't a song that I don't think is great.........he's just awesome.

I'm sure that he talked a lot more and I wish that they'd include more of his 'talkie' bits 'cos he's so funny. His laugh is so infectious.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:40 pm

Lost power for a second..Sam was talking about the ferry ride...exquisite.
Back in time for the next song..... :D

So far:

Slots

Town has pop. 2,000|8 stilleries| Sam relays a scene in Field Of Dreams where the punchline is Kansas :wink:

Baseball
Orphan
Sweetly Undone
Waves
Song with "singing waitin round to die" ??
**Juarez
**Iron
**Boxes
Pretty World
Things Change...............YEAH!!!!
Pony
Broken Fingers
Angels

** doorbell rang what'd I miss???
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:40 pm

Oh boy! Here comes Ellis' favorite song about a barber with no nose! :)

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Postby KarenZ » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:46 pm

Gotta sign-off now and try to make it home. Nasty weather right now....which put the skids to my big night of planned Bill Deasy music tonight. :(

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Safe travels Karen....
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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:49 pm

I'll post a full list when its completed but you missed Juarez and Iron

Change always puts me in mind of 'Steel Magnolias' I didn't see the film but saw the play

Broken Fingers is on now - this is just the saddest song


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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:50 pm

Yes Karen get home safely

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:51 pm

Broken Fingers -- :cry:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:00 pm

Sweeet!!!!
WOW!!!
Great look and listen into the music of Sam Baker.

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:00 pm

The full set list was:

Slots
Baseball
Orphan
Sweetly Undone
Waves
Juarez
Iron
Boxes
Pretty World
Change
Pony
Broken Fingers
Angels

The programme will be on the 'listen again' facility for one week

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:19 am

Jela

Wish it were easier to find the Sam Baker "listen again."

Tried yesterday with no luck. :(

Any helpful hints?? :D
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Postby Richard + Jela » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:31 am

If you go to the link I posted before there is a heading where it allows you to 'listen again' to the latest show. I've just checked it out and it worked fine.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:41 am

Jela...

Thanks for the feedback....

I tried the listen again link and.....still not sure I'm in the right place.

The show that came on starts out with a story about a caller to the radio program talking about scoring tickets to a Neil Young gig in Edinborough. The dj is happy for the caller, happy to have found tix. First song up is by Billy Bragg. Is this the show with the Sam Baker house concert on it?

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Postby Richard + Jela » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:10 pm

Paddy - no it doesn't start with Billy Bragg

When you click on the link, a page shows up which looks like:

Brand New Country
From its bluegrass roots through alt-country and Americana, Bryan takes you on a tour of the finest music in the country songbook.

Listen to the most recent show (2005 - 2200, Friday 29 February 2008)
Programme playlists
Contact Us
Brand New Country
BBC Radio Scotland
Pacific Quay
G51 1DA

so if you click on Listen to the most recent show it'll take you to the programme, Sam is on about 55 minutes in and you can FF either in 5 or 15 minute segments.

Hope this enables you to find it

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:48 pm

Jela...thanks for the how to get to Sam Baker step by step today. :D

I was all over the site y'day....lots of content to choose from. This makes it much much much easier so again thanks so very much. :wink:

I owe ya one. :)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:55 am

Just a bump for the Sam Baker House Concert in Scotland..... 8)

I think the show is archived for a week only, making today the last chance.
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Postby KarenZ » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:57 am

So, Jela.....will you be seeing Sam Baker at the SXSW festival next week? :wink:

Safe travels across the pond! :)

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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:13 pm

You betcha! He'll think I'm a stalker as we'll probably see him four times next week. So much good music to look forward to.

I'll report back in due course

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Postby KarenZ » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:58 pm

Jela,

Here's a little video to tide you over until you get to Austin. :-)

Sam Baker and Walt Wilkins at Blue Rock Studios

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Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:52 am

Just WOW! Great stuff and now I'm late getting ready for work watching this!

Thanks Karen for posting this. Catching just a short piece of Walt Wilkins on here has whetted my appetite and I'm looking forward to seeing him next week too.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:03 pm

Richard and Jela.....safe travels.

Enjoy your time in Texas and all the great music.. Looking forward to hearing all you can remember. :P

Van Morrison at SWSX this year. Austin Music Hall and Stubb's Barbeque.

8)
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Postby Richard + Jela » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:25 am

Thanks Paddy.

At SXSW we tend to go see the artists that we might not get a chance to see in the UK and as Van Morrison tours here quite regularly we will miss him at SXSW.

Interestingly one of the best concerts I ever went to was a Van Morrison concert at the Dominion Theatre in London and then one of the most disappointing ones I've been to was a Van Morrison concert! Can't win them all I guess.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:35 am

Morning Jela.....up early here with a cup of coffee. :wink:

Love it when email notifies of a new post on the forum. :)

Would have loved to see Van the man in his prime, or even these days so long as he was ON his game. I'd be miserable if when I finally got to see him in concert he was just okay. I can see how ya never know with an music icon like Van Morrison. He's all over the musical map, which is great I suppose, still, I'd love to see the man work his "magic" at least once. :wink:

I'd go for the promise of the lesser knowns anyday..... 8)
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Postby Richard + Jela » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:44 pm

On Sam Baker's website he has posted some photos of New Year's Eve 2007 at Club Passim - this first clip includes a short video of Ellis playing with a Budda like 'toy' and then if you then click on the link to Don Con there is another short clip of DC and EP talking to someone on the phone.

I recognise all the people in the shots apart from the blond haired lady - can anyone enlighten me?

New Year's 2007


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Postby bonuela » Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:59 pm

Jela,

That is Janet Emma, she is a musician from Virginia that was along for the fun.
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Postby Richard + Jela » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:09 am

Thanks Bonnie


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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:19 am

Sam Baker singing "Juarez" wherein lies Townes Van Zandt's "Waitin around to die" 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeJrnW0uVDo
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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:34 am

Paddy, that's from this year's NotSXSW at Opal Divines - it was the only Sam show we didn't get to but three out of four isn't too shabby.

Saw Sam with a full band (Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros + Tina Mitchell Wilkins) on Saturday in Utrecht, Holland. I imagine a few people were wondering what he'd be like with a full band given the style of his songs but guess what - it really worked well and the crowd were very, very receptive. The full band treatment was brilliant on 'Psychic' and its clear to see that they really enjoy playing together.

Seeing him again this Saturday in the UK - speaking with him after the show on Saturday he said 'you'll be disappointed' because he's playing solo - huh there's no way this guy is going to dissappoint!

By the way the Holland trip was for the Blue Highways festival, an Americana festival, one day, two stages, 14 acts - it was fabulous.

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Postby Richard + Jela » Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:20 am

Sam last night in the UK was his usual warm, funny and engaging self. Had front row seats although we didn't sit together 'cos I had nabbed a chair by putting my coat over it before the show but Richard hadn't.

Played two sets, to a virtual sell-out crowd - capacity 100, tickets sold 96. A real storyteller who had the audience in stitches - a really good vibe and loads queuing up in the interval and at the end to get CDs and posters signed/talk to him.

Driving home from the show, listening to our fave DJ Bob Harris on the radio - what should come over the airwaves but Sam Baker singing 'Odessa' what a great way to finish off a great evening.

Next time we'll see him will be at WoodyFest - can't wait.

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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu May 01, 2008 7:12 am

Now what's that affliction called ??? Oh yes, PELDS........I suffer from a related illness PSLDS and here's some of the medicine I've been taking


Sam Baker singing 'Orphan'

'Pretty World'

'Psychic'

'Kitchen'

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Postby KarenZ » Thu May 01, 2008 12:09 pm

Jela,

Got that airfare booked yet? ;)

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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu May 01, 2008 4:30 pm

Accomodation = Yes Airfare = Not yet

We've been holding on to see what was happening on Tuesday in Tulsa - rest assured we wouldn't miss WoodyFest! I think it will be quite an emotional one following the death of Bob Childers. My memories of him will always be tied up with the first time I saw Ellis live - Newport RI August 2003 on the Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway tour. Bob Childers did the narration. I have a poster from that concert, signed by a few of the artists. Must look it out as I think Bob Childers signed it for me.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Sat May 24, 2008 5:56 pm

Texas singer seeks to understand a tragedy

By NAOMI KOPPEL, Associated Press Writer
Fri May 23, 11:10 AM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080523/ap_ ... _sam_baker
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Postby Richard + Jela » Sun May 25, 2008 3:29 am

Thanks Paddy - his story is just so remarkable and having met him he's one of the nicest guys on this planet.


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Postby paddyinthepub » Sun May 25, 2008 6:57 am

Sam Baker in Wisconsin In April

Psychic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I27ouzAg6ug
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Postby Richard + Jela » Mon May 26, 2008 4:19 am

This is one of the four videos I posted before - such great quality in terms of both film and sound.

Paddy I'm grateful for any excuse to watch again :)


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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon May 26, 2008 1:25 pm

Jela -- thanks for the links to Sam Baker with Gurf Morlix.

I must have missed the links earlier...... :oops: I only knew I had never seen them before and thought I'd scooped the forum.

I, should of known better with a girl like you :)

Hey, that's kinda catchy....should be in a song. :wink:
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Postby Richard + Jela » Mon May 26, 2008 3:13 pm

Paddy - any opportunity to see more of Sam Baker works for me!

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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed May 28, 2008 1:35 pm

On Sam Baker's website you can sample all songs from his 2 CDs.

Here's a full version of Baseball:

http://www.sambakermusic.com/Baseball.html
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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu May 29, 2008 12:49 am

Very nice - isn't Tim Lorsch just fabulous???

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu May 29, 2008 6:29 pm

Jela, Tim's playing is fabulous.....love it. :)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:50 am

Just watched all 4 of the yt's you posted, Jela.

Sam Baker

Need I say more?

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Postby Richard + Jela » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:22 pm

That's immediately put a smile on my face :)

Glad you enjoyed them Paddy.

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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:37 pm

Happy to spread the good word! :)

Cheers! :)
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