Don Baker performs at Courthouse
DON Baker will bring his Irish tour to Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely on October 11 at 8.30 p.m.
Born and bred in Dublin, Don Baker first learnt to play harmonica as a young lad in hospital recovering from a bout of TB. While convalescing, he immersed himself in the blues, and most especially the blues harmonica, listening to the recordings of Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf.
Fifty years on and Don is still performing the songs of blues legends and adding to the canon with songs and compositions of his own. As he developed his talent from musician to gifted songwriter in his own right, his songs have been recorded by scores of other artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Finbar Furey, Declan O’Rourke and Liam O’Maonlai.
He has released 15 albums and shared stages with Tom Jones, Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison. Don Baker is also a respected actor with roles in ‘Fair City’.
This tour coincides with the recent release of Don’s new album, ‘Don Baker The Blues Man’ which covers 40 years of his recording career.
Tickets for the concert cost €24/€22. To book, visit www.courthousearts.ie or call 0402 38529.
Don Baker in performance.