Dale Baker, former drummer of Sixpence None The Richer, has quite the resume as a drummer. He's played with Emmylou Harris, Michael W. Smith, and Buddy Miller (just to name a few) But that's not what makes him so cool. He's a humble, accessibly guy, that loves people and loves making great music. No matter who you are, he'll look you in the eye and value you as a human being.
So many celebrity musicians forget that they're human. But not Dale. He loves God, loves his family, and, even though he's done some pretty awesome things, he's just a regular, down-to-earth dude.
In this session of the CMB Podcast, Dale and I sat down at my place and talked about his upbringing in the church, his journey with Sixpence None The Richer, how he stays focused in his walk with Christ, and some sound advice to musicians who are thinking of going full time.
Listen to or download the podcast here, and check out the detailed show notes below....
- City on a Hill (book)
- City on a Hill (records)
- Matt Bronleewe (music producer)
- Steve Hindalong (music producer)
- University of North Texas (where Dale studied drums)
- Nicole Witt (Nashville songwriter Dale mentioned)
- Steve Taylor
- Squint Entertainment
- Christa Wells (North Carolina singer/songwriter)
- Christa Wells' song performed by Natalie Grant (song Dale heard on K-Love Radio)
- Stephen Claybrook (North Carolina singer/songwriter)
- Nashville Songwriters Association: http://www.
- Berklee Music Online
- Walter Cizek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Walter_Ciszek: The first book Dale read of his was his second one: He Leadeth Me.
- The Sacredness of the Present Moment can be found on Amazon -though the one I read I got through inter-library loan and didn't have a commentary attached to it: