James Lee Baker
James Lee Baker is a bonafide, born and raised, Texas troubadour. Receiving critical acclaim from around the country, Baker is an emerging artist in the Folk and Americana musicscape. He is known for his clear, expressive and soaring voice, eloquent and tasteful fingerstyle guitar playing, and relatable lyrics steeped in stories of the heartland.
James' songs “...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." - Bill Revill (WESU in Middletown, CT)
"Disappear for the Weekend" was chosen for the TCMA's "Best Texas Country Picks" compilation album and the song "Two Cageless Birds" was awarded the John O'Hara Singer-Songwriter Performance Grant. His songs have appeared on several music charts including the FolkDJ Radio, the Airplay Today Top 100 Country/Americana, and The Roots Music Report Top 15 Contemporary Folk charts. James has also shared the stage with several renowned Folk artists like Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert. In March of 2019, James was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Al Johnson Songwriting Contest at the Wildflower Music Festival in Texas.