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News

March 2018

New single 'The Werewolf' out now.

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New EP released by Höglin Baker: The Werewolf.
The title track is taken from Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix plus three more tunes from the same sessions:
Kari Pers Polska, The Time Has Passed and Hippies And Cops.
Dave Baker (vocal, mandolin), Gavin Baker (vocal, guitar), Stefan Höglin (5-string banjo).

Available as a free (or pay as much/little as you want) download:
http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/album/the-werewolf

Any money from downloads will go to a rhinoceros charity:
https://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan

January 2018

Our new album 'Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix' is out now.

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The album 'Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix' is released on January 19th 2018 is a covers album of some of our favourite old timey, folk and country songs. It was recorded at home in 2016 and 2017.
The music is performed by Dave Baker: mandolin & vocal, Stefan Höglin: 5-string banjo and Gavin Baker: guitar & vocal.
The album released by Big Pink Records based in Kongsberg, Norway, and is available digitally from the following:

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/old-timey-mixture/1333597394
Big Pink Records Shop: http://www.bigpinkrecords.com/shop
Höglin Baker's bandcamp: https://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/album/h-glin-bakers-old-timey-mix
Listen on Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/7KTsshQFsV3OB8vNCxofkv

Contact us directly to get a hold of a handmade CDr version plus bonus songs.

The album has 12 songs. The tracklisting is: The Werewolf, The Battle Of The Somme, The Roving Gambler. Reiselått Etter Gamle Kleven, Gum Tree Canoe, Steam Powered Aereo Plane, Linda-Kia, Battleship Of Maine, The Hills Of Greenmore, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, Don't let Your Deal Go Down, Shady Grove.

 

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
Or from Höglin Baker's Bandcamp page

The CD version comes in a card sleeve and costs 80kr + 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

 

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 are on bandcamp, facebook, soundcloud and youtube:

Bandcamp: http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com
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

Just singing in the shower at the moment but if you would like to book Höglin Baker please email:
hoglinbaker@gmail.com

Music

The Werewolf
March 2018
Download
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http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/album/the-werewolf

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The Werewolf, Kari Pers Polska, The Time Has Passed, Hippies And Cops.
Gavin Baker: guitar & vocal, Dave Baker: mandolin & vocal, Stefan Höglin: 5-string banjo
 

 

Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mix
January 2018
Download
Big Pink Records BPREC007
http://www.bigpinkrecords.com/shop
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/old-timey-mixture/1333597394
http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/album/h-glin-bakers-old-timey-mix
https://open.spotify.com/album/7KTsshQFsV3OB8vNCxofkv

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The Werewolf, The Battle Of The Somme, The Roving Gambler. Reiselått Etter Gamle Kleven, Gum Tree Canoe, Steam Powered Aereo Plane, Linda-Kia, Battleship Of Maine, The Hills Of Greenmore, Leaning On The Everlasting Arms, Don't let Your Deal Go Down, Shady Grove.
Gavin Baker: guitar & vocal, Dave Baker: mandolin & vocal, Stefan Höglin: 5-string banjo
Have a listen here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KTsshQFsV3OB8vNCxofkv

 

Once Upon
October 2016
CD & Download
Big Pink Records BPREC004
http://www.bigpinkrecords.com
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/once-upon/1162310321
http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/album/once-upon
Other download & streaming platfom links

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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 Bandcamp & Once Upon on Spotify

 


Höglin Baker Demo
September 2015
Download
Rotations ROT010
http://hoglinbaker.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.
And can be also heard at the Höglin Baker soundcloud page:
http://soundcloud.com/hoglinbaker/sets/hoglin-baker-demo

Biography

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hoglinbaker
Bandcamp: http://hoglinbaker.bandcamp.com/
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, folk and country trio comprising of Gavin Baker, who plays guitar and sings, Stefan Höglin who plays the 5-string banjo and Dave Baker who plays mandolin and sings. They are based in Kongsberg, Niorway and Denmark, Australia.

They play a nontraditional style of newgrass music, that is to say using bluegrass instruments but not playing strictly bluegrass. They are inspired by folks like John Hartford, Skip Spence, The Grateful Dead, old timey string bands from near 100 years ago and pretty much every country and country rock band they have ever heard and loved.

They released a debut album: Once Upon in October 2016 on Kongsberg based Big Pink Records. Their seond album Höglin Baker's Old Timey Mixture is to be released in the autumn of 2017.

Both Gavin and Stefan have been active in rock bands in the past: Stefan played keyboards in Euroboys and Gavin is a member of English post rock band Billy Mahonie. This is however their first venture into acoustic country music. Both also play rock music in bands in the Kongsberg area.

 

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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