Independent acoustic singer-songwriter from the Pennine hills of East Lancashire, UK.
"English Americana with a northern edge." Solfest
Regularly clocking up over 100 live performances each year across the UK, Baxter is no stranger to the stage. Highlights include opening shows for virtuosos such as John Gomm and John Smith, and festival appearances including Beatherder, Cloudspotting, Bristol Folk Festival, and Reeferstock, sharing the bill with the likes of Nick Harper, Chris Helme, and Fairport Convention.
Baxter has also performed several live sessions and interviews for BBC Radio, All FM, PRS for Music, and Unconvention.
Alongside live performances, he has also recorded and released three studio EPs, 'Safe and Sound', 'Endeavour', and 'Deep River'. All three received positive reviews from music websites, reviewers, and fellow musicians alike, and have earned repeat radio play and appearances on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Lancashire Blues Show, and the Daytime Show with Sally Naden. 'Deep River'' was released in Spring 2014 and is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and all major digital stores.
A serious injury to his right hand in 2015 delayed plans for a fourth studio project, and forced a break from live performances for a while. Now fully healed, 2016 continues to be a year of growth, with appearances at Solfest, Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, and Testifest.
"Expect excellent songs, excellently played"
Band on the Wall
"Lancashire's very own ... luxury, sounds to me"
Phil Brown, The Drift, BBC Radio Lancs
"I like what this guy does"
Sean McGinty, BBC Introducing Lancashire.
"As delightful as marmalade on toast, Baxter’s succulent sounds tempt the listener to discover more"
"A gifted singer and songwriter. His words and music as magical and mystical as Pendle Hill itself"
Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival
"His music is delicious"
"His lyrics are of the poignant and thoughtful variety; His guitar playing bristles with the classic sound of John Martyn like a homage to a more peaceful time"
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Preston Sessions #1: Cover of Kevin Coyne's 'Jackie & Edna' originally from 1973. This video was filmed in a single take whilst walking through Preston's historic Flag Market as stallholders packed up for the day.
An impromptu live acoustic performance of 'Waterfall', filmed in the heart of Gisburn Forest, Lancashire shortly after playing the Lawn Stage at Cloudspotting Festival 2013. Filmed and edited by Aaron Dunleavy, Becki Gill & James Hibbert.