Folk singer/songwriter Tim Baker is previewing his upcoming album The Festival, with the single, “Echo Park” and it’s accompanying video. The album will arrive on October 21st, 2022 via fellow singer/songwriter and friend, Donovan Woods’ label, End Times Music. The new LP follows Baker’s 2019 solo debut, Forever Overhead. The song actually conveys a great deal of Baker’s experience moving from Newfoundland to LA.
This is a simple song about moving from Newfoundland to Los Angeles, losing track and getting lost in all the clear skies and windless days. Waiting for a big break that never seems to come, yearning for it, and of course, in turn, for your home so unlike it, so far away. I wrote this song in almost one single sitting in a rare hotel room to myself, somewhere in the sandy southwestern states, on tour with Hey Rosetta, years ago.
Baker adds, concerning the aerial video:
Since it’s a song all about being buoyed up by winds of change and hope through heavy homesickness, I really wanted to film myself singing it while hang-gliding. When in Florida visiting family, I noticed boats parasailing back and forth along the beach everyday. I called around and found one company (with the stars and stripes chute to boot) whom I convinced to let me fly with a guitar and have my brother film me on his drone and whattayaknow it actually worked! Here is the cinematic magic from that hour on the gulf.
The singer/songwriter and indie-rock band-leader (Hey Rosetta!), is playing Americana Fest this week and has an extended list of shows through the Fall, featuring a headline show at Massey Hall on December 9th, 2022. Baker has also partnered with the PLUS1 Climate Fund so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting grassroots organizations working to mitigate the current climate crisis and build a sustainable future for all. Tickets are available via timbaker.net.
TIM BAKER – UPCOMING TOUR DATES – 2022
15 – Nashville, TN @Analog @ Hutton Hotel – Americanafest
10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Peppermint Club
11 – San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
12 – Sacramento, CA @ Old Ironsides
15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
16 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
19 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
21 – Calgary, AB @ Bella Concert Hall
22 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street
27 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
29 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
01 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
02 – Asheville, NC @ French Broad River Brewery
03 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
04 – Washington, DC @ Jammin Java
06 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
08 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
09 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
11 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studie TD