James Lee Baker is a Texas-based Singer/Songwriter. His style of live performance fuses the art of contemporary folk singer-songwriters with modern pop, focusing on right-handed percussive techniques, open-tunings, alternative guitar setups, effects looping, and original stories.
In March of 2010, James Lee's song Independence Day was awarded Song of the Month at Songwriter Universe, produced by YouTube sensation Tyler Ward. In May of the same year, the album won the Expose Yourself Song Contest at ReviewPosse.com. Between 2010 and 2012, James Lee collaborated with celebrity photographer and cinematographer Sean Hagwell from Denver to produce several top-notch music videos.
Recently, Sean and James worked together to produce The Day I Said Goodbye (Acoustic) music video. In March of 2015, James' song That Look In Your Eyes was selected as one of the best songs of the month by Songwriter Universe. In May of that same year, James released an EP of songs called A Brilliant Defeat. Chris Johnson, former co-producer for The Fray's debut album, lead its engineering and production and has worked with James in the past on his previous full-length independent release Something You’ve Left Behind. In his song The Day I Said Goodbye, James echoes the recounting of life’s unpredictable events by saying “I’ve tasted many victories that lingered bittersweet and some that left me longing for a brilliant defeat".
James has played at several prominent venues including the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Boulder, and the Walnut Room in Denver. He will be releasing new material in 2017 along with performances in several states.
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