This episode features my conversation with Portland's own Clara Baker. We met in 2017 at Folk Alliance, and she played our third house show later that fall. We have kept in touch and have actually run into her at every Folk Alliance since. Clara is a gifted songwriter and a fantastic musician, and was a finalist for the Telluride Troubadour contest just last June. Her 2019 album, Things To Burn, was one of our favorite albums of that year and is in pretty constant rotation at our house. In this conversation, we talk about how she made that album and how different it sounds from her first one--Temporary Things. We also talk about the pandemic, her training as a sound engineer, and as we try to do with all our episodes, find out how creative songwriters approach their craft.
You can purchase her albums here: http://www.clarabakermusic.com/, and can give her some support at Venmo @Clarabakery