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Sam Baker in The Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum

We begin the 15th year of WUSB's Sunday Street Series with Sam Baker, Sunday September 8th, 5 P.M.

(Sam Baker will be live on Sunday Street on WUSB-FM on Sunday, September 8th, at 11 A.M. Please listen in at 90.1 fm or on line at wusb.fm)

Austin-based Sam Baker makes his first appearance in our series. His music has been compared to that of John Prine. Among his influences are Ken Kesey, William Faulkner, Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Guy Clark, and Townes Van Zandt.

In 1986, Sam got in the middle of someone else’s war as a tourist in Peru when a terrorist bomb exploded in his train compartment, almost killing him. After years of healing, he turned to music and art.

A Sam Baker show is a celebration, Some songs tell of everyday people who survive life’s daily challenges, others are stories of growing up in a small Texas prairie town. Rolling Stone’s review of Baker’s 2013 album Say Grace, said that ‘in Mr, Baker’s tales, the personal becomes universal through his keen-eyed writing, supported by well-chosen instrumentation and what might be called spoken-word melodies.” (www.sambakermusic.com)

Sam will be accompanied by Ben Stivers on piano. You may remember Ben who accompanied James Maddock in his Sunday Street performances.

Advance sale tickets at www.sundaystreet,org are $20 through Friday, September 6th, with tickets at the door $25.

Some of the other artists who will be appearing in the 2019-2020 season: Jon Shain w/FJ Ventre, Ryanhood, Toby Walker, A Celebration of the songs of John Prine, The End of America, The Kennedys, James Maddock, Ellis Paul, Sloan Wainwright, Susan Werner, Tom Russell, Bob Dylan's 79th Birthday Celebration. Details about upcoming shows will be posted at www.sundaystreet.o