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James Lee Baker


  1. 1.
    The First Time
  2. 2.
    Two Cageless Birds
  3. 3.
    Disappear For The Weekend
  4. 4.
    The Canadian River
  5. 5.
    A Place For You & Me
The writing process for James Lee is where most of his effort goes into. Like method actors who consume their character wholly in order to deliver an exceptional performance, James Lee puts himself deep into the stories of his subjects to understand their passionate plights.
From here, he can paint the subtle yet vivid that brings poetry out of the normal and allows the listener to connect on a more natural and personal level. As Bill Revill (WESU in Middletown, CT) put it, “Baker's song's pay attention to the oft-unnoticed details that make up a story. Well written songs with tight yet spare arrangements and vocals, this is someone going places."
In 2017, Baker released a Texas-inspired full-length project called Home Again. Harnessing his experience in technology, Baker recruited talented studio session performers from Los Angeles, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Denver. Home Again is a Country-flavored Americana album, rich with dobro, lap steel, fiddle, and harmonica.
In March, he released an EP of Folk/Americana songs called The Canadian River. The single of the same title placed #23 on the FolkDJ radio charts in April of 2018 and the song Two Cageless Birds went on to be selected for the John O’Hara Songwriting Performance Grant.
James has played at several prominent venues including the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Boulder, and Swallow Hill and The Walnut Room in Denver.


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