Chris Baker

Chris Baker

 Houston, Texas, USA
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Award winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Houston, TX native Chris Baker creates melodic, colorful, emotional songs wrapped in musical arrangements spanning rock, folk, country, blues, pop, R&B, and bluegrass.

Biography

Award winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Houston, TX native Chris Baker has long juggled a professional career with musical endeavors. Across four full length albums, his songwriting has spanned rock, folk, country, blues, pop, R&B, and bluegrass. While genre can vary considerably, lyrics are consistently colorful and emotional. A love of both melody and harmony is apparent as is his passion for slide guitar. He has performed extensively for over 20 years, both in a solo acoustic format and in a variety of band settings. 

Lyrics

Engineer

Written By: Chris Baker

I knew where this train was rolling
The tracks, they were in a song
I boarded her back in New Orleans
And now I look out as we roll along

The towns passing by look familiar
The air that I breathe tastes the same
I gave all I had just to be here
To ride one more time on the train

And I’ll ride this one out like I’ve done before
For this is who I choose to be
I’ll take the pain that’s pulled by the train
Until the engineer slows down for me

I first rode the train as a young boy
Like both of my brothers before
I’d lay there and look out of my window
And dream that it ran by my door

But years can be hard on a dreamer
You forget about what you enjoy
So now as a man I take what I can
From the lessons I learned as a boy

And I’ll ride this one out like I’ve done before
For this is who I choose to be
I’ll take the pain that’s pulled by the train
Until the engineer slows down for me

Discography

“28TH & TAYLOR ST. BLUES” NOVEMBER 2009
FULL LENGTH INDEPENDENT RELEASE
PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED BY CHRIS BAKER HOUSTON, TX,
MIXED BY PAUL BEEBE
MASTERED BY ALLEN CORNEAU AT ESSENTIAL SOUND

“THE RIDE ” APRIL 2004
FULL LENGTH INDEPENDENT RELEASE
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED AND MASTERED
BY CHRIS BAKER AT THE OVEN
AMARILLO, TX

“CHRIS AND PHIL BAKER ” 2002
FULL LENGTH INDEPENDENT RELEASE
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED AND MASTERED
BY CHRIS BAKER AT THE OVEN
LUBBOCK, TX

“WIDE OPEN ROAD ” 2000
FULL LENGTH INDEPENDENT RELEASE
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED AND MIXED BY CHRIS BAKER
MASTERED BY MALCOLM PHILLIPS