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James Lee Baker - 'Disappear for the Weekend'

Texas troubadour and rising Country star, James Lee Baker is putting out music that has everyone talking about. In March of 2019, James was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Al Johnson Songwriting Contest at the Wildflower Music Festival in Texas. He is known for his clear, expressive and soaring voice, eloquent and tasteful finger-style guitar playing, and relatable lyrics steeped in heartfelt stories that stir your imagination and emotions. James has shared the stage with several renowned Folk artists like Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert. Off the compilation album, That Summer, Volume Two, by Various Artists, James Lee Bakers song "Disappear for the Weekend" is the quintessential summer fun song. It was chosen for the TCMA's "Best Texas Country Picks" compilation album and the song "Two Cageless Birds" was awarded the John O'Hara Singer-Songwriter Performance Grant. His songs have appeared on several music charts including the FolkDJ Radio, the Airplay Today Top 100 Country/Americana, and The Roots Music Report Top 15 Contemporary Folk charts.

Catchy melodies, a strong hook, and inviting vocals take center stage on James Lee Bakers’ Song “Disappear for the Weekend.” The musical landscape has just the right amount of twangy guitar, acoustic strumming and nice crisp percussion to create a song that will have you swaying to the beat with your eyes closed. Every musical nook and cranny is tasteful; great attention has been given to the musical nuances that make this track sensational. The vibe out of the gate is upbeat and contagious. This song oozes summertime substance from the music to the lyrics that will have you rolling down your window and singing along.

James enters sings, “Why don't we ditch this town with the windows rolled down? oh, what a notion Head down on highway 1 watch the setting of the sun over the ocean.” The build up to the hook is great. “Let's disappear for the weekend and jump headfirst Into the deep end. We can kiss this whole routine goodbye. At least for a little while What do you say honey, you and I? As far as lyrics go, mass appeal is an understatement. Who doesn't want to get away for a weekend and let all your worries go for a weekend?

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James has a voice that is entirely easy-to-relate to; he could be the guy next door except he sounds like the guys on the big country music stadiums. He is down-to-earth, yet he is polished. James Lee Baker's "Disappear for the Weekend" is ready to appear on commercial radio and your favorite summer playlist.

For more information on James Lee Baker and to hear more of his catchy songs, please visit his website.

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