Local Music Spotlight: Erick Baker
Erick Baker is an Emmy Award-winning writer, TV show host and singer-songwriter. For over a decade, he’s been making a life as a touring musician, performing nationally and internationally alongside artists like John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Heart, Gavin DeGraw, Grace Potter and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Known for his aching intensity, passion and unguarded emotional energy, Erick’s live performances are a powerful example of what can be accomplished through song. His voice has been described as “a smoke and whiskey tenor with plenty of range and emotion” with “his acoustic guitar serving as rhythm and background to the swell of his voice.”
Like a worn diary of weathered, but wise pages, Erick’s songs are passionate confessions that reflect many of our own deeply rooted experiences, opening a door into each of our lives through the cracks of our hearts. His lyrics give an honest voice to his emotions, and they speak to anyone who needs an understanding voice for their own.
“A friend of mine once told me that at the end of the day, life is all about experiences. When you look back, it’s not about what you have, but what you did,” says Baker. “I see my music as a celebration of every right turn and wrong turn that has led me here, and not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for that old wooden box with six strings.”
When he’s not on the road touring or filming, Erick lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Mandy, his daughter, Annabelle Rose, and their Goldendoodle, Sunny Day. Join their journey on Instagram (@erickbakermusic) and Facebook (facebook.com/erickbakermusic) to stay in touch.