Don Baker Band - The Blues Man Tour
To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marley Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey, Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in the entertainment industry has been amazing.
But it is in his love of The Blues, of the harmonica and of performing live that Don really shines. Bono’s favourite harmonica player is ﬁrst and foremost a true entertainer
As Bono was about to play harmonica at U2 stadium gig in the USA he paused and said, “The greatest harmonica player in the world lives in Dublin and his name is Don Baker.”
You can hear Don’s hand on the guitar, the feeling coming from his voice. He’s a brilliant performer and what a great songwriter.
Finbar Furey - Irish Times 2014
A world class musician, a talented actor and a sound bloke.
Ken Sweeney - Show Business Editor, The Irish Sun
You can hear the gritty emotion in his playing, it isn’t phoned in, it is felt, experienced.
Barry Egan - Sunday Independent 2016
Published on 17 August 2020