Baker, Duck / Opening the Eyes of Love
Album: Opening the Eyes of Love   Collection:General
Artist:Baker, Duck   Added:Jan 1994

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 30, 2013: Thats Not bluegrass
Seven Point One

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-27
Solo acoustic guitar spinning pretty, melodic instrumentals. It's well mic'ed -- you can hear that tasty sound of fingers against steel strings. Baker's technique has plenty of flourish, best demonstrated on track 5.

The melodies are rich, mellow, and folky -- that he's posed in a sweater on the back cover is telling -- but Baker's well respected in Bay Area music circles. Bruce Ackley of ROVA is a fan, for one. Baker doesn't play at breakneck speed, but on tracks like 'Round Midnight, you start becoming aware that there's a LOT going on; it's richly intricate stuff. I'm impressed.

Track Listing
1. Pharaoh's Army   8. The Dirtman Cometh
2. Forget Me not   9. Contra Costa Dance
3. Seven Point One   10. The Dodder Bank
4. Opening the Eyes of Love   11. Holding Pattern
5. Keep It Under Your Heart   12. Come to Papa
6. Forty Ton Parachute   13. Miss Meadows
7. 'round About Midnight   14. Light Blue
  15. Letter to Davey