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Duck Baker Plays Guitar at the Linenhall
By Linenhall Arts Centre
15, Apr 2009 - 17:11

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Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation.
Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation. Born Richard R. Baker IV in Richmond, Virginia, he is unique among jazz guitarists in that his repertoire spans the entire history of the music from ragtime through swing to modern masters like Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols and into to free improvisation. Baker’s devotion to American music also encompasses more traditional forms like blues, gospel, Appalachian music and its Scots-Irish ancestry. Duck’s extensive discography reflects the diversity and quality of his musical talent, as do collaborations with the likes of bluesmen Charlie Musselwhite and Jerry Ricks, bluegrassers Tim O\'Brien and Dan Crary, traditionalists Ali Anderson and Brian MacNeil, new music icon John Zorn, rock legend J. J. Cale, Irish fiddler Kieran Fahy, and guitarists Jamie Findlay, Woody Mann and Ken Emerson. A chance to see a true original in the flesh.

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“One of the best guitar records ever recorded - by anybody.” - Acoustic Guitar magazine (of Baker’s 1997 recording Spinning Song)

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