Sam Baker / Press

“the evening was opened by Sam Baker (http://www.reverbnation.com/sambaker). Beginning with an a capella version of the civil war era Texas Rangers, Sam’s bold voice filled the room with visions of our bygone wild west. He then sang Canadian folk singer Valdy's Killer Bees song, a hilarious tribute to those pesky stingers. But the highlight of Sam’s opening set was his finale performance of that depression era classic One Meatball. Originally written in 1855 by George Martin Lane under the title of The Lone Fish Ball, in 1944 it was reworked into its current version by the Tin Pan Alley duo of Hy Zaret and Lou Singer, and this weekend it was reborn as a house concert classic.”