The Art of Not Knowing

by Norman Baker

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released November 23, 2009

......the art of not knowing

Unveil the Revival (Lullaby for the Dragons).....Rachel Lee Bowman-Cello, Beverly Ann-Fiddle, Bill Patton-Pedal Steel, Nathan Parker-Bass, Background Vocals by ilen Young, Laurianne, and Bill Patton, Norman Baker-Vocals, Guitar, Organ.

Stork & Bow.....Naphtali Ebna-Hakim Rashid-Harmonica, Bill Patton-Pedal Steel, Norman Baker-Bass, Drums, Guitar, Organ, Vocals, (PF1-Splice Programming)

NIsqually Earthquake Waltz.....Randall Neal-Electric Guitar Solo, Nathan Parker-Bass, Beverly Ann-Fiddle, Ryan Hamilton FitzSimmons-Mandolin, Norman Baker-Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Organ.

the Treehugger Stomp.....Beverly Ann-Fiddle, Bill Patton-Pedal Steel, Ryan Hamilton FitzSimmons-Mandolin, Nathan Parker-Bass, Norman Baker-Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, PF1-Sequence Programming, samples courtesy Sounds from the Igbo Heartland-Ancient Vessel Nigeria.

Abraham & the Olympic Flame.....Rachel Lee Bowman-Cello, G Mark-Wurlitzer, Milo Petersen-Drums, Nathan Parker-Bass, Norman Baker-Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals.

Crossing the Rubicon, Part One.....ilen Young-Vocals and Yodelling, Damian Bradley-Harmonica, Norman Baker-Guitar, Percussion, Vocals.

Black Eye Waltz.....Norman Baker-all guitars, bass, vocals, percussion. PF1-Programming.

Kinda Ordinary.....G Mark-Keys, Bill Patton-Pedal Steel, ilen Young and Laurianne-Background Vocals, Ryan Hamilton FitzSimmons-Mandolin, Norman Baker-Guitar, Organ, Drums, Bass, Vocals.

Medicine Mill.....Beverly Ann-Fiddle, Norman Baker-Drums, Bass, Guitar, Organ, Vocals.

Telegrams from Paradise.....Milo Petersen-Drums, Nathan Parker-Bass, Bill Patton-Pedal Steel, Norman Baker-Guitar, Vocals.

all songs written and arranged by Norman Baker

© 2009 Norman Baker under exclusive license by Ancient Vessel.

produced by Norman Baker for Ancient Vessel.
all songs recorded at Foundry for Sound in Seattle by Pierre Ferguson March, 2007-June, 2008.
Mixed and engineered by Pierre Ferguson. Assistant Engineer: Moore Huffman. "Nisqually Earthquake Waltz" original ghost tracks recorded and engineered by Mark Scott in his living room, extra special thanks to him for that.
Mastered by Mell Dettmer at Sinister Kitchen Studios August 2008.
Preludes feature Jim and Carlos of the Shackles (#7), and B-Scrill AKA Bretination (#3)

layout and design by Shasta Brewer



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Norman Baker & the Backroads Seattle, Washington

Norman Baker was 13 the first time he performed on stage with fellow Backroads band mate Michael Muir. They sang and played Beatles and CCR while sitting in with the band their dad's were in together. 20 years later their harmonies and guitar work continue to weave seamlessly through timeless original rootsy compositions as if their lives depend on it. ... more

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