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News

October 2016

'Once Upon' our debut album is now available digitally and as a CD available on Big Pink Records.

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Our debut album Once Upon is now available as a physical CD and to stream and download.

Follow this link to stream and download on iTunes / Spotify / Tidal / Amazon / Klicktrack
Once Upon Phonofile link
Or buy it direct from Big Pink Records

The CD version comes in a card sleeve and costs 100kr + postage.
Postage within Norway (where we live) is 20kr. Other countries will be a cheap as humanly possible.
If you would like to buy a copy please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will let you know how much the postage will be and the best way to make payment.
We can receive payment via vipps, paypal, via a norwegian bank account or via an english bank account.

The album be available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital platforms from October 21st 2016. 
Links and so forth to follow.
Once Upon has been released by the Kongsberg based Big Pink Records.
http://www.bigpinkrecords.com

Some tunes from the album can be heard at the Höglin Baker Soundcloud page:
http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker/sets/once-upon


Album Release Concert

Saturday 5th November 10pm
Opsahlgården Christians Kjeller, Kongsberg
Opsahlgården
Facebook event

 

The album was recorded in April and May 2016 at the Höglin Baker home studio. And was mixed in June and mastered by Michael Cranny in July. 
http://michaelcrannyaudio.com

The album has 11 songs: Once Upon, Don't Talk About Work, One Day, Disaster At The Gunpowder Mill, The Wind Riles Me Plenty, Long After, The Kongsberg Riot Song, Churchyard At Midnight, A Hundred Days, Moonshine On My Mind & Goodnight Sweetheart.

Live versions of two of the songs can be seen on youtube:
Long After: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKBoULrnOqI
Don't Talk About Work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuwFZ6Ueiek

 


Höglin Baker have recorded a set of cover versions of english folk, american old timey and norwegian folk songs. These 15 songs will, all being well, be collected together as a second album to be released in 2017. More details of this to follow.


Höglin Baker are on facebook, soundcloud and youtube:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hoglinbaker
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtoMG4pqnnHyR737NAI-QA
Big Pink Records: http://www.bigpinkrecords.com/hglin-baker
Gavin's Blog: http://gavinbakermusic.blogspot.no
Gavin's Bandcamp: http://gavinjohnbaker.bandcamp.com

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Concerts

Saturday 5th November 10pm
Opsahlgården Christians Kjeller, Kongsberg
Album release concert
Opsahlgården
Facebook event


If you would like to book Höglin Baker please email:
hoglinbaker@gmail.com

Music

Once Upon
October 2016
CD & Download
Big Pink Records
http://www.bigpinkrecords.comDownload & Streaming platfoms
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Once Upon, Don't Talk About Work, One Day, Disaster At The Gunpowder Mill, The Wind Riles Me Plenty, Long After, The Kongsberg Riot Song, Churchyard At Midnight, A Hundred Days, Moonshine On My Mind, Goodnight Sweetheart.
Gavin Baker: vocal, guitar ; Stefan Höglin: 5-string banjo ; Dave Baker: mandolin
Have a listen here: Once Upon on Spotify
Some tunes from the album can be heard at the Höglin Baker soundcloud page:
http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker/sets/once-upon



Höglin Baker Demo
September 2015
Download
http://gavinjohnbaker.bandcamp.com/album/h-glin-baker-demo
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One Day, The Wind Riles Me Plenty, Once Upon, Churchyard At Midnight, Long After, Goodnight Sweetheart, Moonshine On My Mind, She Said 'Hooo'
Gavin Baker: vocal, guitar ; Stefan Höglin: 5-string banjo
Our original demo, recorded one sunny afternoon at the Big Pink Records HQ. It can be purchased from Gavin's bandcamp page:
http://gavinjohnbaker.bandcamp.com/album/h-glin-baker-demo
And can be heard at the Höglin Baker soundcloud page:
http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker/sets/hoglin-baker-demo

Biography

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hoglinbaker
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCtoMG4pqnnHyR737NAI-QA
Big Pink Records: http://www.bigpinkrecords.com/hglin-baker
Gavin's Blog: http://gavinbakermusic.blogspot.no
Gavin's Bandcamp: http://gavinjohnbaker.bandcamp.com
Email: hoglinbaker@gmail.com

Höglin Baker is a newgrass, and folk country duo comprising of Gavin Baker, who plays guitar and sings, and Stefan Höglin who plays the 5-string banjo. They are often joined by Dave Baker who plays mandolin and sings. They joined forces in March 2015 and have played shows where they both live in Kongsberg, Norway. However neither of them are Norwegian: Gavin is from England and Stefan is from Sweden.
They play nontraditional newgrass music, that is to say using bluegrass instruments but not playing bluegrass. Inspired by folks like John Hartford, Skip Spence, The Grateful Dead and pretty much every country and country rock band they have ever heard and loved.
They write their own material and are currently working on a debut album. They have both been active in rock bands in the past: Stefan played keyboards in Euroboys and Gavin was a member of English post rock band Billy Mahonie. This is however their first venture into acoustic country music. Both also play in other Kongsberg based bands.

På Norsk:

Höglin Baker. Newgrass og Country-musikk duo.
Gavin Baker og Stefan Høglin spiller Newgrass og country-musikk på banjo og akustisk gitar. De ble en duo i mars 2015, og har spilt konserter i Kongsberg der de begge bor. Ingen av dem er norske derimot; Stefan er fra Sverige og Gavin er fra England. I tillegg får de av og til forsterkninger i form av Gavins far, David Baker, på mandolin og vokal.
Begge to har bakgrunn fra alternativ-rocken; Stefan spilte keyboard i Euroboys, og Gavin var medlem av det engelske post-rock-bandet Billy Mahonie. Men dette er første gangen de prøver seg på akustisk country-musikk. Begge har også andre band-prosjekter på gang i Kongsberg.
De spiller utradisjonell Newgrass, det vil si at de bruker bluegrass-instrumenter, men uten å spille bluegrassmusikk. De finner inspirasjon hos musikere som John Hartford, Skip Spence, The Grateful Dead i tillegg til alt av country og country-rock som de har hørt og likt.
Låtmaterialet står de selv for, og arbeidet med et debut-album er godt i gang

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