Steve Baker & the LiveWires

Steve Baker & the LiveWires

Steve Baker - harmonica, vocals
Robert Carl Blank - guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Walker - bass, backing vocals
and sometimes featuring
Yogi Jockusch - percussion

New album “Too Much Is Never Enough”, due for release in autumn 2023, Timezone Records

Steve Baker has long been well known as an innovative and versatile pioneer on the harmonica. In his lengthy career as a sideman, he has worked with a wide range of artists including first generation rock&roller Tony Sheridan, the late great Chris Jones and European blues legend Abi Wallenstein. He also enjoys an international reputation as author of groundbreaking harmonica literature, teacher, studio musician and long term consultant to the Hohner company.

With his first solo album of original songs Perfect Getaway (2018) and the follow-up The Great Divide (2020), Baker steps beyond the role of accompanist to reinvent himself as a singer, songwriter and bandleader.

With the acoustic line up of the LiveWires he returns to his folk roots and steps out in a fresh direction. Alongside songs from his first two solo albums, he's playing a lot of new material written during the pandemic and due for release later in 2023. The combination of harp, guitar, upright bass and percussion, combined with 3 part vocal harmonies, is gripping, intricate and rhythmically sophisticated, the sparsely arranged band sound dynamic and spacious. Baker and his fellow musicians cover a broad stylistic spectrum which is hard to categorize but has a clear sense of identity.

His catchy original compositions reflect the diverse musical influences which he has absorbed over the years and demonstrate a stylistic bandwidth which ranges from singer/songwriter to country, gospel, blues, funk, rock’n’roll and rock. The compact band sound, augmented by lush backing vocals, provides the ideal accompaniment for Baker's timeless original compositions.  His umistakeable harp, always in the service of the song, adds the finishing touch!

Booking: Nico Baker Artist Management

Tel.: +49 (0)5198 1219
Mobile: ‭+49 152 27630037‬