Duck Baker (b 1949)

American fingerpicking guitarist , performing jazz, blues and folk.

(Born in Washington DC as Richard Royal Baker. He has performed with Charlie Musselwhite, Tim O'Brien, Brian MacNeill, John Zorn, J.J. Cale and Jim Kweskins)


There's Something for Everyone in America1976 Kicking MuleKK 124 
[Reissue]1977 Kicking MuleSNKF 116
[Reissue] 2008   
When You Wore a Tulip1977 Kicking Mule135 
[Reissue][UK]1977 Kicking MuleSNKF 123
The King of Bongo Bong1977 Kicking Mule144 
[Reissue]1977 Kicking MuleSNKF 137
The Art of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar 1979Kicking Mule SNKF 154
[Reissue] 1999   
Kid on the Mountain1980  
The Salutation1988  
Opening the Eyes of Love1993  
The Clear Blue Sky1995  
Spinning Songs: Duck Baker Plays the Music of Herbie Nichols1997  
Ms Right1998  
My Heart Belongs To Jenny2000 Day JobDCD104
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orlean2006  
The Roots and Branches of American Music 2009  
Everything That Rises Must Converge2009  
The Ducks Place2009  

The Duck Baker Trio.

The Waltz Lesson2009 Les Cousins  

Collaboration - Duck Baker and John Renbourn.

A Thousand Words1992  

Collaboration - Duck Baker and Molly Andrews.

American Traditional1993  

Collaboration - Stefan Grossman and Duck Baker.

Northern Skies Southern Blues1997  

Collaboration - Kieran Fahy and Duck Baker.

The Fairy Queen1999 Day Job RecordsDCD103

Anthology - Davey Graham, Martin Simpson, Richard Royal Baker (*), John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman.

Music of Ireland: Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes and Marches1979  
[Reissued as "Music of Ireland Airs Jigs Reels Hornpipes and Marches"] 2005Shanachie 
(* Richard Royal Baker is Duck Baker)

Anthology - Davey Graham, Richard Royal Baker (*), Dan Ar Bras and David Evans.

Irish Reels Jigs Hornpipes and Airs 2009Stefan Grossmans 
(* Richard Royal Baker is Duck Baker)


(*) Celtic Airs, Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes Taught by Duck Baker?
(*) Classic American Folk Blues Theory Taught by Duck Baker? 
(*) Fingerstyle Guitar - New Dimensions And Explorations Vol 2? 
(*) Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Taught By Duck Baker - Swing to Bop? 
(*) Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Taught By Duck Baker - Bop to Modern? 
(*) Guitar Aerobics ?  
(*) Introduction to Gospel Fingerstyle Taught by Duck Baker? 
Ramble to Cashel - Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar vol 1 ? 

(* VHS only)

Books: "Encyclopedia of Irish and American Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar" (2004).
"Irish, Scottish, English and American Fiddle Tunes for the Fingerstyle Guitarist"
"Irish Jigs and Airs, Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar" (2003)
"The Salutation: A Collection of Christmas Carols From England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy and France (2001)
"Complete Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar" (Stefan Grossman and Duck Baker) (2000)

Last updated on 21/09/2010