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Say Grace

by Sam Baker

Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Say Grace
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2. The Tattooed Woman
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3. Road Crew
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4. Migrants
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5. White Heat
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6. Ditch
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7. Interlude
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8. Isn't Love Great
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9. Introduction to Feast
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10. Feast
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11. Sweet Hour of Prayer
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12. Panhandle Winter
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13. Button By Button
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14. Go in Peace
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sam Baker might be the most captivating songwriter in America—Lone Star Music Magazine, August 2013

Sam Baker’s music is simple, but don’t mistake that for a lack of depth. Baker’s songs are packed with rich imagery and instantly relatable sensibilities.—Paste Magazine July, 2013

Carefully drawn vignettes that are beautiful and delicate as a butterfly wing. —Flyin’ Shoes Review, July 2013

--In 1986 I was on a train in Cuzco, Peru that was blown up by terrorists. It killed the people I was sitting with. I had a cut artery, brain damage, blown in ear drums and should have died but I didn’t. I had lots of surgeries. Lots of ups and downs.

Then lots of jobs, lots of bills. I moved constantly. The east coast, the midwest, the desert. I tried to figure out what it means to be blown up- to survive when others die. I wrote a lot. It was mostly drivel. But with the drivel came songs. They were mostly about other people. Kids having kids, old people, drunks in love, a barber with no nose, strangers, friends, and lovers. But there were also songs about getting blown up.

My first record was mercy. It came out in 2004. I had terrible stage fright. In 2007 pretty world was released and in 2009 cotton. They formed a rough trilogy that I later called the mercy trilogy. The big theme was:
everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dream

This record is called say grace. It is the same as the other records but different. Just like life. The same but different.
To say grace is to say thank you. It means to be grateful for what is before us- for what we have. It means to not be bitter about what we don’t have and really, to not be bitter about things lost.

I turn 59 this year. Everyday is a miracle.
---Sam--



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Terri Delaney

Wow. Sit down and listen to this.
I just stumbled on the Wall Street Journal review. Sam's songs refuse to be background music, so I am getting nothing done at work. So heck, why not write a review? :)
Here's what I emailed a friend: Listen to this. I played the whole damn thing. At first, I thought (I swear to god): "He is a terrible songwriter". And then, "No.... Wait.... He is amazing".
No actual melody or catchy chorus... just unfolding stories that I couldn't stop listening to. Wow.
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