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(from dutch)

With his first two albums , which was published in 2008, ” Outskirts Of Town ” and two years later dating ” Sad Song Junkie” , blew the young American songwriter Dan Baker us all literally full of socks. We thought upon hearing his songs spontaneously to that of greats as Bob Dylan , John Prine and a Tom Waits . The man also presented himself as a whopper of a story teller with additionally a beautiful tune in the fingers . And then there was also that some separate , highly passionate voice of him! That really does fit well with the ” Sad Song Junkie” from the title of his second . And – be honest ! – Even with a lot of material from his new roll . That album , the recently published ” Pistol In My Pocket ” , allows the meantime again become more mature Baker speaking. Becoming a true master of his craft . Mercilessly he grabs you as a fan of the genre with songs about topics such as lost and regained love , betrayal , revenge and others . Songs , which also delicious raw , yet incredibly sound off . Really lived all well. In a word, captivating . With the absolute highlights in our opinion , the shamelessly in melancholy revolving piano ballad ” Coming Home ” , the truly even as careful Springsteenesk sounding ” One Of Them ” and the closing ” Not Gonna Say It ,” a broken heart wrapped in a thoroughly sad tune . Top – Americana ! Truly recommended from the bottom of our hearts !

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