We are so excited to have Timothy Baker - Music at our Fall Fair on October 8th & 9th! Timothy does covers, as well as his own original music, available on iTunes! Timothy is a young singer/songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist born and raised in Krypton, KY (near Hazard). He began playing the piano at age 8, mandolin at age 9, and since then he has become an accomplished musician on the banjo, Dobro, harmonica, fiddle, bass, drums, and his primary instrument, the guitar. Timothy was raised on bluegrass and gospel music influences, and spent much of his young life traveling the state with his family’s band, The Baker Family.
As he entered high school, his musical interests drifted to other genres, specifically traditional and mainstream country, but his music still draws on his traditional influences. Timothy has played a variety of venues, including music festivals and the state fair, and has opened for acts such as Rhonda Vincent and Folk Soul Revival. He created a YouTube channel in early 2012 and began taking requests for songs of various genres. Since then, his videos have received over 700,000 views, with nearly 6,000 people currently subscribing to his channel. This attracted the attention of the Nashville production company Red Ridge Entertainment.
In late July, Timothy recorded his debut country album with Red Ridge titled “Let Me Drive,” which was released on November 7. It is now available wherever digital music is sold! The album is made up of 8 songs, all of which Baker himself wrote. At the time of recording, Timothy had been writing songs for close to a year and a half, and is just as accomplished as a songwriter as he is a singer and musician. Now a student at Transylvania University, Timothy Baker continues to write and play music daily, attempting to keep the strong spirit and tradition of country music alive.