Brian Baggett - Chapman Stick soloist

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

Genres: Jazz, Sound Art, World

Contact

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

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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

Events

Date Event Venue
Nov 8
8:00pm
Brian Baggett CD release with Brodie Moniker
Creative City Centre
Regina, SK
Nov 23
8:00pm
Brian Baggett CD release
McNally Robinson
Saskatoon, SK
Dec 1
7:30pm
Brian Baggett CD release with The Stillhouse poets
QVCA (The Qu'Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts)
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
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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. 

  • Bookmarks

    Various Artists

    October 2018

    Bookmarks. Placeholders. Allowing one to return to a place or point in a timeline.

    A (mostly) cover song album. Much like looking through a photo album as opposed to reading a novel. Featuring Baggett's reinterpretations of various standards from jazz, rock, and pop genres (John Coltrane, Mason Williams, Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, Richard Rodgers). Also, re-workings of two tracks from Baggett's earliest recording WARFARE (1999), plus one new original 'We're Where We Were'.

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)

  • Empty Room with Brian Baggett

    'Rebuild The Ancient Ruins' is a short meditation reflecting on the potential blessings or curses of following age old traditions. This piece is included on the album First Contact (from 2016)

    "Brian Baggett is the only Chapman Stick performer in Saskatchewan, showcasing masterful original compositions and colourfully arranged standards from various genres. His solo instrumental act is often
    featured in restaurants, pubs, art exhibit openings, weddings, and stage shows, with future hopes ...

  • Empty Room with Brian Baggett - "We're Where We Were"

    The Empty Room is a video series that features live off the floor recordings by select Saskatchewan artists. The idea behind the series is to capture artists' performances in a room without an audience. The recordings are done in the Hague Gallery at the Creative City Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

    http://www.creativecitycentre.ca

    http://brianbaggett.ca