Making a Scene Presents an Interview with James Lee Baker
Releasing an album has many cool milestones from the day the masters come back, to the day the order is placed online, to when it shows up on platforms for streaming, the morning the CDs arrive in the mail, and even the first purchase from a fan; lots of great moments along the way. However, one of my favorite milestones is the initial reveal of a new project, as in this email. There’s something about it being a combination of surprise, an initial glimpse into the vision of the artist, and the commitment it requires going forward. This is a step forward into certainty and i’m certainly glad to have come to this point!
At the beginning of May, I will be releasing a new album of cover songs called Impressions. This project will consist of some of my favorite folks songs from artists who influenced my style of writing as a songwriter such as John Gorka, Ellis Paul, David Gray, Anais Mitchell, David Mead, and Bob Dylan. Along with these songs will be four tasteful tunes that I believe deserve to be heard by a wider audience, written by friends and colleagues of mine in the songwriting community that I met along the way at songwriting retreats and such.