Billboard Emerging Artist Releases New Single And Lyric Video
2018 was a good year for James Lee Baker. He released his EP, "Canadian River" and the title track reached the Folk/DJ chart Top 25. Following that success, he released the Top 15 Roots music chart hit, "Cowtown Blues" from his 2017 album, "Home Again." That song finished among the Top 50 Contemporary Folk songs of the year. In fact, in 2018, James' music charted on the New Music Weekly and Airplay Today charts, as well. In December 2018, James appeared in Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist. Yes, 2018 was a good year...
Now, 2019 is starting off with a bang, as James Lee Baker releases his new single and lyric video for "Disappear for the Weekend." The country-flavored track is also from "Home Again." This week, it debuted at #60 on the New Music Weekly charts as the Most-Added track at radio.
Baker explains, "Disappear for the Weekend' is a Country tune about a happy couple taking the much-needed romantic weekend getaway from the hustle of the city life."
Watch the lyric video below
ABOUT JAMES LEE BAKER: A classically trained musician, James Lee Baker fuses influences from acoustic singer-songwriters like David Mead, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Dylan, and Slaid Cleaves. He embraces open tunings to create an unconventional but welcoming sound and timbre to his playing. Trained briefly by Richard Gilewitz, a renowned fingerstyle guitar player, James Lee's fingerstyle guitar playing is rich and melodic, pulling listeners into memorable motifs and atmospheres.
'Home Again" is a Country-flavored Americana album, rich with instrumentation like dobro, lap steel, fiddle, and harmonica. In March, he released an EP of Folk/Americana songs called "The Canadian River." The song "Two Cageless Birds" went on to be selected for the John O'Hara Songwriting Performance Grant.
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