Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

The Tallest Man On Earth, Hozier, Didirri, Laura Marling, The Lumineers , Julia Jacklin


Bio

With an aptitude for eloquent lyricism brought to life with commanding vocals and gripping folk-roots melodies, North Queensland’s Dan Baker, with his band The Bookmakers, has compiled a formidable body of work since his first single release, The Wilderness, in 2019.

Dan has supported the likes of The Whitlams, C.W. Stoneking, Busby Marou, Jessica Mauboy, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Tia Gostelow and Greta Stanley. His work has been rewarded with the Australian Roots Music Award for Best Song (Like A Robin), as well as earning him a place as finalist in the QMusic Billy Thorpe Scholarship. 2020 was meant to see Baker playing the Australian Folk Festival and supporting Boy and Bear. He instead used the time to return to the studio and construct current EP, From Corners Quiet. This release has so far earned Dan full rotation on Double J as well as support from Glide Magazine, The AU Review, ABC National, AAA Backstage and Triple J Unearthed.

Review

Freeze Dried Coffee

dan baker

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Jul 2021

Triple J
40

meandering but poetic goodness from dan!

meandering but poetic goodness from dan!

Review

Take This Rose

dan baker

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

06 Jun 2021

Triple J
45

Dan has a salt of the earth, no bullshit energy that is refreshing and beautiful.

Dan has a salt of the earth, no bullshit energy that is refreshing and beautiful.

Review

The Wilderness

dan baker

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

12 Jun 2019

Triple J
45

This song is sad but, also, this is magic.

This song is sad but, also, this is magic.