What's Going On Here
I'm Mike Baker, the singer/songwriter behind an independent band from Oakland, California called Radio Nowhere.
I've played shows all over the country, opened for rock stars and written film soundtracks, and even been shot at outside an AC/DC show - all for the love of rock'n'roll.
My favorite thing in the world to do, though, even more than the above activities, is to write and record great songs…and then enjoy the sight and sound of other people discovering and falling in love with them. It's the greatest thing in the world when I see another hopeless music fan, like me, completely digging a song that thrilled me to write and play and produce.
Why We're Here
I'm here, talking to you, because I suspect you might be one of those people, and I want to hook you up with what might be your next favorite song…and even potentially your next favorite band. Here's how this works:
- I create a song or a song-like piece of music - sometimes it'll be a fully-produced "official" track, sometimes an acoustic demo, or a cover of another artist's track (I'm doing this all myself in my home studio right now)
- I post it here to this page (click to see examples I've already posted), probably once or twice a month, and you get an email telling you you're getting something new from me
- You help fund this ongoing stream of creative releases and cool new stuff by agreeing to send me $2, or $5, or more (depending on whatever's appropriate for you and your wallet) each time I post a new recording
I think of it as being something like going out every few weeks to see a cool band you really like, only you won't have any trouble parking and your ears won't ring for three days afterwards.
Maybe The Coolest Part About This
Finally, maybe the coolest part about this is that the Patreon people who run this site built the capability for artists and their fans to create an interactive community around the music. What that means is that I'll be releasing music, you'll be commenting on it (when you have time, of course), I'll be asking you questions (which David Bowie song should I cover next?), you'll be having back-and-forths with other fans… it's pretty awesome.
I'm a Patron for a couple of other artists on this site (check out Jack Conte, Nataly Dawn), and I have to say that I think I like conversing with them and their other fans even more than I enjoy the music…wait, that sounds bad.
Anyway, if you like my music, and if you’d like me to make more, please consider sending me a couple of dollars (or however much you like). I'll really appreciate it, and you and I (and all the other hopeless music fans) can keep the music conversation going right here on this page!
To become a patron, just click that big orange button back there at the top of the page!
Thanks So Much!