damned little can beat a trifecta of talent, training
and life experience, and t.s. bakers debut, through the shadows,
proves that with a vengeance ... a magnificent effort...
through the shadows is a collection of 11 radio-friendly
tunes that defy easy categorization. serious, but poppy. crisp, clean
arrangements... lush vocals, tight harmonies
and thoughtful lyrics.
the description beautiful voice and insightful
lyrics dont do (her) justice.... t.s. baker cooks.
[through the shadows] is one of the most well
crafted self released albums we've heard ... a classic american singer/songwriter
disc -- melodically
strong, lyrically intelligent contemporary folk music...
"its hard to render in print an accurate
description of what t.s. baker can accomplish vocally. her voice effortlessly
produces even sweeter notes than her nimble guitar playing with exquisite
timing and control ... a superior musical being."
"the songs are lyrically and musically stimulating,
and the performances stellar. its hard not to overuse superlatives...."
"t.s. has an amazing ear for arranging, adding
just enough to songs to sweeten, yet never detracting from the piece.
in addition to solid guitar work ... masterful songwriting."
"i love bakers voice ... a soothing blend
of suzanne vega, emily saliers and sheryl crow."
"romantic break-ups, heavenly touchstones, and
private mercies seem to squeeze their way into many of her songs, knocking
over clichés with a bang."
"songs that drift toward the experimental edge..."
"t.s. has one of the most beautiful voices i have
heard in quite a while."
"fine songs with a strong imagery that is a joy
to absorb and reflect on ... with each song coming through as a well-chiseled
"t.s. bakers clear, sweet voice is only the
beginning. she plays a mean guitar, accordion and mandolin, too."
"bakers voice is dynamic, changing from whimsical
"refreshing, well-crafted original songs."