“Sonny Baker's latest work, "mangled in the front" packs a lyrical punch with a side of soft-strums and hazy, warm acoustics. His words come with a hint of satire comparable to the repertoire of Ugly Casanova (whose front man is Isaac Brock), focusing on what appears to be grotesque and unruly to the 'norm' but what is actually quite beautiful and worthy of exploration”
"Listen to This: Sonny Baker Who?: Buffalo guitarist and songwriter, pursuing solo career between responsibilities with area bands Lazlo Hollyfeld, A Hotel Nourishing and Wooden Waves. Baker is a wildly inventive guitarist whose ability to blend sweeping arpeggios, indie-rock jangle, and authoritative, outside-the-box soloing lends depth and soulfulness to the various bands he works with. His solo material is contemporary indie rock of the first order. Fans of Ween, Radiohead, Nels Cline and Television, line up."
“Editor's Pick: Hardest-Working Musician - Sonny Baker I met guitarist/songwriter/singer Sonny Baker at one of his gigs the other day. We started talking and I mentioned that I had seen him perform several times before but couldn’t remember with which band. He named the bands he is currently in: Lazlo Hollyfeld, Wooden Waves, and A Hotel Nourishing. For fans of local music, these are three of the most creative bands Buffalo has seen in a while and Baker has had his hands in each one of them. Impressed by this line up of projects he’s helped create, I shook his hand and told him it was nice to meet him, just as he stepped on stage to perform a set of his own solo acoustic material. ”
"Sonny Baker (also of A Hotel Nourishing, Wooden Waves, and Lazlo Hollyfeld fame) with his technical folk musings that put most other guitar players in this city to shame"
“Baker, whose voice does not sound that far off from Fleet Foxes front man Robin Pecknold, sings over a pretty acoustic melody on this laid back tune.”