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The Web

by Brian Baggett Band

The band weaves rock, funk, folk, pop, R&B, and electronica into a sound all its own. The band's diversity is the future for modern music.
Genre: Rock: Jam-band
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1. On The Edge
1:06 album only
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2. Picture Perfect World
3:47 album only
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3. The Hatchetman
5:13 album only
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4. No One Home (But You)
4:29 album only
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5. You Know, You Know
4:41 album only
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6. Do You Want To Be A Spider?
3:51 album only
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7. Spread The Web
4:00 album only
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8. Goodnight Earth
2:48 album only
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9. In The Web
1:19 album only
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10. I
3:53 album only
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11. 3001
2:37 album only
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12. Automatic People
4:33 album only
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13. Electronica Veronica
4:16 album only
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14. Mimes And Mirrors
3:32 album only
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15. Shred The Web
4:35 album only
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16. Digital Sky
3:47 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE ARTIST

Located in the heart of the U.S. but far from the music industry mainstays, Brian Baggett has played and performed guitar for the majority of his 27 years. Now, with his new solo album, entitled The Web, on which he composed all of the music and performed all of the instruments, he has his sights set on the international spotlight.

Born in 1976 and raised in Kansas, Brian began playing guitar in grade school and has never stopped performing. Brian's formative years were spent studying jazz improvisation and composition under the tutelage of guitarists Danny Embry and Rod Fleeman, both Kansas City jazz legends. Additionally, he has performed with some of the world's top jazz musicians including Frank Mantooth, Bob Mintzer, Danny Gottlieb, and Steve Houghton..

While still in high school, Brian formed the rock band Einstein Electric and began performing in Kansas coffee shops, the only venues that would allow the underage musicians. For the next six years, Brian performed in bars and at festivals throughout the Midwest, including the Omega Music Festival, the American Rights Festival, and Schwagstock.

Brian composed most of the band's original songs with genres ranging from acoustic bluegrass to electric rock to jazz fusion. As The University Daily Kansan reported the band "uses its broad knowledge of music theory to explore different styles and sounds". Songs by performers such as Prince, Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix were also covered. His band was described by Pitch Weekly Magazine as "uniquely suited to ascend to royalty status."

In 1999, Brian released Einstein's demo album, The Cosmic Imperative, which was highlighted in Relix Magazine's "Too New to Be Known" column, and described by the magazine as "highly innovative and skillful." Of the album, Pitch Weekly stated "particularly outstanding [is] Santana-influenced guitarist Brian Baggett."

At the same time as Brian's band was gaining popularity and performing with the likes of Galactic, Ekoostik Hookah, and The Jerry Garcia Band, Brian formed the jazz group, The Embius Trio, which performed in small clubs close to home. The Embius Trio was a way for Brian to employ his jazz roots while the number of Einstein Electric fans continued to grow. Jazz Ambassador Magazine illustrates that "Baggett approaches his playing with a deep sense of spirituality."

In 2001, Brian Baggett decided to devote time to his solo project, The Brian Baggett Band, and to performing and recording with mainstream jazz musicians including Bill McKemy, Pocket Space, and The Yards.

On his current solo album, The Web, he plays all of the instruments, provides all of the vocals, and composed each of the 16 tracks. Lyrics to this conceptual album were provided by longtime lyricist KC135. It is a conceptual album that pits man against machine and spans many musical genres, showcasing the talents of a 27-year old musician from deep within the Land of Oz.

The live band, assembled from members of the Midwest's most accomplished bands, will begin performing The Web this fall. An animated film to correspond with the live performances is currently being developed.


THE ALBUM

In the vein of artists such as Prince and Lenny Kravitz, Brian Baggett composed all of the music and performed every instrument on his current album, The Web. Lyrics were provided by KC135, who has written over 100 titles for Brian.

In creating the album, Brian referenced historic concept albums such as David Bowie's Space Oddity, Prince's Purple Rain, Radiohead's OK Computer, and Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland.

The album is meant to be listened to in its entirety, but singles such as "Do You Want To Be A Spider?", "Electronica Veronica", and "Mimes and Mirrors" are representative of the composition.

In light of the success Beck had with Sea Change, his latest acoustic-based album, tracks on The Web such as "Picture Perfect World", "Spread the Web", "Mimes and Mirrors", and "Shred the Web" should be well-received by acoustic music enthusiasts.

Songs such as "3001" were meant to attract listeners of electronica. Whereas "I" is rooted in jazz funk, "Electronica Veronica" is steeped in R&B.

With its inclusion of pop, folk, jazz funk, classic rock, R&B, and electronica, The Web was written to encompass and attract listeners of more genres than any other previously released album.

The Pitch magazine recently wrote "Baggett's ability to cross genres with a striking sense of ease and maturity allows him to render the ambitious breadth and width of The Web remarkably palatable."

We hope you feel the same.

For more information, visit www.brianbaggettband.com or call 785.312.7803.

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Terence Anderson

Awesome diversity and talent in one album
I haven't heard an album this good in a long time. The coolest thing about The Web is that it has so many different types of music. I can listen to one track and it will be electronica and then the next track will be folk! There is some sweet R&B, great jazz, and masterful rock-n-roll. The story and lyrics are as totally original as the music. Bravo! Come to NYC!!
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