American Fingerstyle Guitarist

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“Probably the most startling performance to be seen by a solo artist this year.”

Irish Folk News

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“The sort of guy you instinctively feel should be internationally declared as some kind of innovatory master, not only for his sheer technique as an indisputable guitar virtuoso, but for his free—ranging spirit in blending jazz styles with a whole gamut of material from Irish reels to George Gershwin.”

Colin Irwin

Melody Maker

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“Duck Baker is one of the half dozen or so most gifted acoustic guitar players in the world today, not only because of his dazzling technique, but his originality and universality as well”

Dan Forte
Musician’s Industry

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“I am overwhelmed by the talent Baker displays. He is, in a word, unbelievable; in another word, astonishing — and entertaining and personable.”

Philip Elwood
S.F. Examiner

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“Duck Baker is unique. He has developed his style completely alone, without reference to the other well known guitar technicians, and was influenced by people like Django and even hornplayers like Coltrane!”

Karl Dallas
Melody Maker

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“Duck Baker balances great fingerpicking with incredible wit.”

Guitar Player

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“He got half way through Maple Leaf Rag before the murmurs of disbelief at his dexterity filtered back through the audience to the back of the cramped hall. The awestricken heads continued to shake gently as he whisked through numbers by Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Louis Jordan, switching styles effortlessly.”

Sounds

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“Duck Baker gives excellent renderings of his materiaL, and he can make his guitar sound like a big-band rhythm section on one cut and like a ragtime piano on the next. When backing up his singing, he varies his style from comping with bass lines to swingy, full-chord strumming, and when soloing, he fingerpicks melody, bass, and accompaniment with elan. Baker’s voice belies his name, sounding mellow, relaxed, and on key.

Frets Magazine

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