01. Dukes of New York.
02. Pummel U.
04. Neo-Classical Gas.
06. Steve's Blackout.
07. Playing Opposum.
09. Highway Star.
10. Mike Varney's Mexican Vacation.
11. Whichway to Radioland?
12. Verbal Skillz.
13. 2 part Invention in C major.
Sean Baker - guitars
Cmak Ashtiani - guitars
Lawrence Wilson - drums
David Donigian – Bass
Rusty Cooley - guitar on "Verbal
Bruce Bouillet - guitar on "Playing
Jos Stump - guitar on "Neo-Classical
Produced by - Sean Baker.
Co-produced by - Pete Bankert and Lawrence
Engineered by - Pete Bankert.
Mixed by - Bruce Bouillet.
All songs written by Sean Baker except;
"Poindexter" written by Cmak Ashtiani.
"Playing Opposum" written by Bruce
Bouillet and Sean Baker. "Two Part
Invention in Cmajor" written by J.S
Bach "Highway Star" written by
Blackmore, Gillan, Paice, Lord,Glover.
Michigan native Sean Baker was an
early starter on guitar some 25 years ago,
and has risen to popularity amongst the
shred community thanks to his self released
debut “The Sean Baker Orchestra” along with
numerous features in Guitar Player magazine
and the legendary Mike Varney's "Spotlight”
column. Now with his second album
“Baker’s Dozen” set for release on
June 19th 2009 on Lion Music, Sean Baker is
ready to bring his brand of intense guitar
to a wider audience.
Dozen” is home to 13 very heavy instrumental
tracks with tons of melodies, and face smashing
hooks. It features guest solos by Rusty
Cooley (“Verbal Skillz”), Joe
Stump (“Neo-Classical Gas”),
and a track co-written and featuring Racer
X guitarist Bruce Bouillet (“Playing
Opposum”) who also added his mixing
skills to the album. In addition to his
undoubted shred guitar skills, Sean is an
accomplished classical player as well as
having the innate ability to coax the most
vicious and punishing sounds out of the
taught guitar for several years, Baker has
a deep fundamental knowledge of music that
lends a unique perspective to his compositions.
While maintaining a strong musicality, Baker
is also able to express the angst, aggression
and deep-rooted passion that is at the essence
of his sound.
the album Sean comments, “The
first CD was such a success, that I wanted
to take the new CD where the first one left
off, which I think we did a good job of
doing that. My personal goal was to make
"the loudest, most aggressive, melodic,
shredding, head-banging album on the planet”.
The first CD was a wide array of short songs.
The new album is more complex in its writing
and length of the songs themselves. I really
wanted this CD to be our "Master of
Puppets". I think we accomplished that”.
his fellow band mates (Cmak Ashtiani –
guitars, Lawrence Wilson – drums and
David Donigian – Bass), Sean states,
“My band ROCKS!! I've been playing
with these guys for four years now. We're
tighter then I ever could have imagined.
These guys are dedicated to their craft,
and it shows. They have brought everything
and then some. I'm REALLY proud of the band....we've
come along way. They put in everything they
got into the new CD. These guys deserve
all the credit they get. I'm one lucky guitarist!”
“Baker’s Dozen”, Sean
Baker is not looking to change the world,
or worry about current musical trends. Quite
simply it’s a fun album with a shed
load of virtuoso guitar work for those that
can still take it raw with zero pretence
but with a great attitude.
Killer guitar driven release with immense
• Home to guest performances from
Rusty Cooley, Joe Stump & Bruce Bouillet.
• Sean Baker is available for interview
and also able to make custom radio station ID’s. To arrange
yours please contact