Brian Baggett - Chapman Stick soloist

Categories: Musicians: Other, Musicians: String Instruments, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Folk, Jazz, Sound Art, World

Contact

Brian Baggett
PO Box 2743
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, S0G 1S0

Mobile: (306) 331-7736

Description

The only Chapman Stick performer in Saskatchewan, Brian Baggett showcases masterful original compositions and colorfully arranged standards from various genres.

Brian has a thirty plus year background in classical, jazz, rock, experimental and improvisatory music. As a solo act with the 10-string Chapman Stick, he brings fluid relevancy between all music genres in a live setting: art openings, weddings, pub entertainment, stage shows, and beyond. Brian Baggett lives in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Brian is a native of Houston, Texas (USA) and a 21 year resident of the West Texas city of Abilene.

Since 1996, the Chapman Stick has been Brian’s primary vehicle of music exploration. He is active in the Stick community and is currently emerging within the Saskatchewan music scene.

His resume’ features:
- countless solo performances on small stage venues across Texas and Saskatchewan
- numerous performances with jazz, improv, rock and worship bands
- hosted the West Texas Stick Seminar in Abilene, Texas March 2001
- released Warfare in 1999, a solo CD of 12 original compositions

Brian is a member of the Regina-based folk/jazz band GH Summit under the direction of Graham Hoffman

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Discography

  • WARFARE

    Various Artists

    October 1999

    Brian Baggett's first release, from 1999. Almost 1 hour of original music performed on solo Chapman Stick

  • First Contact

    Various Artists

    June 2016

    Baggett has been performing on the 10-string Chapman Stick (a two-handed “touchboard” guitar) since 1996 and his new release showcases some of the original material performed in his live solo sets between Texas and Saskatchewan, 1999 to 2016. Featuring nearly an hour of solo Stick performance, 9 of the 10 jazz-influenced tracks are original compositions, with one track written by his mentor Stickist Greg Howard. The album revolves around the meditative, epic “Pain Free”, which explores the journey between this life and the next, and ends with the punchy, progressive rock-like “Warfare Part III”. Recorded at: SoulSound Studio, Regina. Produced by: Brian Baggett and Orion Paradis. 

Audio

Videos

  • '1995'

    (a semi-autobiographical tale of a year of change...a journey within). From the album 'First Contact' (2016). Filmed by Brent Nielson (Regina, SK)

  • 'First Contact/Blue Ridge'

    'First Contact'- an alteration/improvisation of 'Blue Ridge' by Stickist Greg Howard. Filmed by Brent Nielson - 2016 (Regina, SK)