- 2:45 - 3:45pm ~ Saturday 3 October
With an emphasis on strong lyrical foundations, Dan Baker and his band The Bookmakers weave intricate finger style folk harmonies around thoughtful and powerfully delivered melodies.
Dynamic manipulation and vivid imagery persuade audiences to follow the singer through difficult subjects, while honest vocal tones maintain reassurance of safe passage.
Dan has headlined notable venues and played festivals including The Milk Factory (Brisbane), Neck of the Woods, Townsville Cultural Festival and Palm Creek Folk Festival. He has supported touring acts such as The Whitlams, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Tia Gostelow, Greta Stanley, Ezekiel Ox (Mammal), Neighbour, Daniel Champaign and Boatkeeper. His first single, The Wilderness debuted at #2 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts and received a 4.5/5 review by Tripe J presenter, Nkechi Anele.
Like A Robin, from his recent debut album, Counting Paces In Tortoise Races, earned the 2019 Australian Roots Music Award for Best Song. The album itself received a 4.1/5 review by Divide and Conquer saying, “Baker is a rare talent with a sound that is equal parts grounded and mystical”. On the back of the successful release, Dan is rolling up his sleeves to spread the word as far and wide as possible.