28 Jun 2012

Louis Baker in Session

From RNZ Music, 12:00 pm on 28 June 2012

Louis Baker is assured and relaxed performing smouldering soul tunes with nothing but his acoustic guitar for accompaniment. During a cadence for a song called 'Even In The Darkness' he lets out a prodigious shriek, reminiscent of a young James Brown. The wail is of such intensity that, after taking a breath, Louis looks over his shoulder through the studio window and into the control room, all the while chopping down a subtle rhythm on his guitar. Louis wants to make sure the engineer is still there… he raises an eyebrow at the tech whose fingers have been welded to the faders, what little hair the engineer has left has been blown asunder, but luckily he's still mixing.