James Lee Baker
Impressions is a 10-track album of cover songs written by various Folk songwriters that have been influential to James Lee Baker’s emergence as a writer and recording artist. While several songs were written by acclaimed troubadours like Bob Dylan, David Gray, Anais Mitchell, a few songs were written by friends in the songwriting community such as Rick Todd, Steve LaSala, and Kevin Faherty.
There’s something to be said about the ingenuity it takes to put a group of great musicians together in a great room to record great songs and having them all coming together in one take. Undoubtedly, James Lee Baker has just pulled it off. Coming as no surprise to Baker’s existing fans—No Depression once said, “to call him anything other than brilliant would be criminal”—his new album 100 Summers accomplished this feat with graceful execution and the backbone of timeless songs and stories.