Sound Check: Erick Baker

Before opening for Edwin McCain at the Orange Peel last Friday, Knoxville-based singer-songwriter Erick Baker talked to Xpress about his forthcoming album, Goodbye June, why such a happy guy can write such anguished songs and why he keeps coming back to Asheville.

We first met Baker in 2008 when he opened for James Blunt at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Since then he’d gone on to steadily build his own fan base and consistently deliver gorgeously orchestrated, heartfelt songs about love and loss and life’s bittersweet moments. Baker often performs as a duo with violinist/keyboardist Donnie Reis who is also seen on this video.

Baker returns to Asheville on Saturday, June 30, to perform at the Grey Eagle with fellow Knoxville singer-songwriter/everybodyfields alum Jill Andrews. 9 p.m. $10 in advance or $12 day of show.

Video filmed at the Orange Peel at Pulp; videography by Jesse Hamm.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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