As a member of the late 90's pop group Sixpence None the Richer, Dale Baker’s drumming can be heard on their Grammy nominated and platinum selling self-titled album and on most of their recorded output as well, including the hit singles "Kiss Me", "There She Goes", "Breathe Your Name" et.al.

As a studio musician in Nashville, TN he worked with Emmylou Harris, Michael W. Smith, Buddy Miller, Over the Rhine, Rebecca St. James, Dave Perkins, and Derri Daugherty, among others. His drumming has appeared on jingles and commercials for Southwest Airlines, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, and Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo, and music he played with Sixpence has appeared in several movies, TV shows, and compilations as well.

Since moving to NC in the early 2000’s Dale has played and recorded with some of NC’s best artists and bands including Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple, Brett Harris, Josh Moore, Thad Cockrell and Skylar Gudasz. Additionally, Dale has collaborated with Casey Toll (Mt. Moriah), Whit Wright (American Aquarium), Mark Daumen (Lost in the Trees), Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony) and Jeff Crawford (Mandolin Orange, Roman Candle) in various side projects and sessions.

As a member of the Big Star Third Live ensemble, he’s played with Jody Stephens (original drummer for Big Star), Mike Mills and Bill Berry (REM), Ken Stringfellow, The Kronos Quartet, VanDyke Parks, Richard Lloyd (Television), Blake Mills, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty) Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Audley Freed (Sheryl Crow), Mitch Easter, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), The Bangles, Jason Faulkner (Beck), Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone (Wilco), Aimee Mann, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Ralph Carney (Tom Waits) and many others.

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AllMusic verified credits for Dale Baker:

  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • The Finger Puppets
  • The Physics of Meaning
  • The Physics of Meaning
  • Dale Baker
  • Dale Baker
  • The Physics of Meaning
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Galen Jeter
  • Kenny Meeks
  • Rebecca St. James
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Jesus Music
  • Jesus Music
  • Jesus Music
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Honey
  • Plumb
  • Plumb
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Frankly Scarlet
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • Sixpence None the Richer
  • One O'Clock Lab Band
  • Gladstone
  • Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen
  • Dale Baker

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Reviews of Dale Baker

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Dale very professional to work with. Very creative and musical and all I can say is he added a signature sound to the track. He added a complexity that was very simple and didn't take away from the song but made it original. Gave me lots of options and when I wanted something added he took care of it and was very quick about it.

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