Don Baker to play the Millbank Theatre

Published 01/04/2014|05:32

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Don Baker

LEGENDARY blues man, Don Baker is to take to the stage of the Millbank Theatre in Rush in a night not to be missed by any self-respecting fan of the blues harmonica.

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April 27 will be a red letter day for local blues fan, when Baker brings his renowned talents to the stage at the Millbank at 8pm.

Don Baker was born in Whitehall, Dublin in 1950 and was showing a natural talent on the harmonica and guitar by the time he was in his early teens.

Living in the corporation buildings in inner-city Dublin, he was attracted to blues music and by 1973 he was playing all over Germany, Austria, Holland and France, earning a living from the music he not only loved, but was supremely proficient at.

He spent a decade on the road, paying his dues, travelling on trains, and sleeping on floors.

Don became a significant Irish musical figure in 1979 when he was invited by the Late Late Show to compose a song about inner city Dublin. 'Dublin's Inner City' was the outcome, and the version by The Jolly Beggarmen reached No. 2 in the Irish charts.

Over the years since then, Baker has built a solid reputation as a singer, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter.

He has recorded several acclaimed albums, including Almost Illegal, Born With the Blues, Duckin' & Divin', Miss You, No Regrets Live in Concert, Born With the Blues, Just Don Baker, No Nonsense and Rain On The Wind. His DVD/video releases include Don Baker Live and Don Baker In Profile.

He is appearing at the Millbank Theatre on the 27th April at 8pm. Tickets are €16 and bookings can be made at 8437475 or e-mail bookings@millbanktheatre.ie

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