Genre: Blues, Country, Gospel
At the early age, Alan Baker's love for music was born at an early age by listening to his father and friends pick bluegrass on most weekend nights in the late 60's. Later that passion grew while in a church that thrived on good spiritual singing. He began crafting music as a songwriter and created a small county band in order to bring that music to life. That band become a vehicle that introduced him to recording in the studio and gaining exposure throughout the music industry. While making music for a living in the mid 1990's, he released his first album to high reviews from industry publications such as Music Row Magazine, winning the Discovery Award as new artist by the same publication. He has performed countless concerts and live performances with such artist as Waylon Jennings, Billy Dean and Confederate Railroad. His journey has allowed him to play throughout the southeast US included The Bluebird Cafe, Six Flags, Athens Classic Center, and many more.
After a couple of country music projects, he returned to his roots. With a bluegrass gospel group called Mercy Tree he recorded 4 albums full of bluegras and gospel music. Mercy Tree quickly become one of the region's top groups experienced regional radio success with many of Alan's original compositions. Mercy Tree performed with artist such as The Perrys, The Issacs, and others.
Life after Mercy Tree
After retiring the Mercy Tree ministry, Alan became deeply involved with his church's music team and remains in a leadership role now that ministry. That being said, once a songwriter always a songwriter. He continues to write all genres of music but focuses most recently on bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. He has had several cuts by regional bluegrass groups including Mountain Faith and The Wilson Family.
This recording is a collection of songs written over the past several years and highlights Alan's enjoyment of sharing 'Songs and Stories'.
Alan Baker - Nikita