Dan McAvinchey: Sean, looking back, when did you first get interested in guitar, and how did you learn and progress as a player?read more
Sean Baker: I've been exposed to music throughout my whole life, basically because my parents were such fans of music. I've been a huge fan of the guitar since as far back as I can remember, but I guess it wasn't until I heard Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" that I decided, "I wanna do that!" I took lessons very early on, but I think my desire to play and learn really helped my progress the most as a player.
Dan McAvinchey: Tell us a little bit about your latest CD "Baker's Dozen", released by Finland's Lion Music. How did you come up with the concept and songs for the CD?
Sean Baker: The concept for the artwork and everything was basically an accident. I had all the tunes recorded at that point, which was thirteen songs. I was talking to Bruce Bouillet on the phone, and told him I was thinking of calling the CD "Baker's Dozen". He laughed for a bit and said that he thought it was a perfect title. That was all I needed to hear. Just kinda went from there. I spend a lot of time out in Los Angeles, and one of the first things you see when you're landing at the airport is "Randy's Donuts", so I asked for permission to use the likeness and it all went from there. No real concept regarding the songs. I just basically spit out whatever was in my head that day.