Sam Baker: 'Pretty World' Austin musician Sam Baker crafts pure, beautiful folk with rough-around-the-edges vocals and bare acoustic guitar. His songs reflect some of the great American folk artists such as Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash, with honest storytelling.
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Austin musician Sam Baker crafts pure, beautiful folk with rough-around-the-edges vocals and bare acoustic guitar. His songs reflect some of the great American folk artists such as Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash, with honest storytelling.

In 1986, Sam Baker lost his friends in a tragic terrorist bomb explosion in Peru. While trying to recover from the explosion both physically and mentally, he started writing music as a form of therapy.

On his album Pretty World, Sam Baker sings about appreciating everyday things, people, and life experiences. The song "Pretty World" features gorgeous female backing vocals and smooth accordion to add a gentle touch to his raw, Pogues-esque vocal style.

His self-released album was produced with the help of fellow Texan songwriter Walt Wilkins. He also has some upcoming tour dates in December for the Netherlands and the UK.

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